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Adair County Spotlight

Hospital Spotlight: Adair County Memorial Hospital

Huddles are common behaviors with many hospitals are doing them in one way or another. Take a look at Adair County Memorial Hospital’s unique work around their ‘Huddles’.  The value these have brought to their institution has been outstanding, including breaking down silos and improving quality of care:

Huddles is a concept that has been passed on to our CAH from Mercy as a way to centralize and improve communication, introduce improvement opportunities and celebration accomplishments, not only in the nursing department, but also inter-departmentally throughout the entire hospital.  Click here to continue reading Adair County's summary of their spotlight...

HEN Conference Wrap Up and What's Up Call Scheduled for Tomorrow @ 10:00 AM 

With the completion of last week's HEN Learning Community and Patient Safety Conference, the Drumbeat features a shortened version this week. The featured meetings had a great turnout of over 150 attendees at the LC and nearly 200 attendees at the Patient Safety Conference.  And a final congratulations to the IHC Patient Safety Award Winner: Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines and the remaining categorical winners.

This month's HEN What's Up call is scheduled at 10:00 am tomorrow.  The call will begin with a conference wrap up from last week's outstanding meetings and then jump into an open discussion, answering any questions you may have or facilitate a group discussion on a certain topic of your choice. For call in information or the conference call schedule, email Have a great week!


IHC Webcasts

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Local/National Educational Resources

Available local and national educational resources that align with the HEN:
Article on Mercy North Iowa Reducing Readmissions
3/13/13 - TeamSTEPPS Free Webinar: Patient and Family Engagement Using TeamSTEPPS
3/21/13 - IHA Webinar: Hospital and Physician Relationships in Health Care Reform Era
3/27/13 - IHA Forum: Critical Access and Rural Hospital Forum
4/2/13 - IAHQ Annual Conference with Cy Wakeman - Prairie Meadows, Des Moines

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