The three award-winning teams were:
• "Hand-Off Communication" – which focused on improving the method of how nurses share patients’ medical information with other nurses and the patients at shift change;
• "Medical Staff Quality Measures" – which focused on the creation of a medical staff committee that is responsible for the measurement, evaluation and oversight of the competency and performance of medical providers through a multispecialty approach with an emphasis on the pursuit of excellence and collegial learning;
• "Coordination of Care Initiative" – which implemented actions to improve and maintain the health of patients who have chronic illnesses such as heart failure after they are discharged from the hospital.
The evening represented the culmination of a year’s work by 11 teams made up of more than 75 Beebe team members who had designed and implemented process improvement initiatives affecting the quality of patient care.
A member of each team presented information on each project.
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