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Hospital Spotlight: Great River Health System

This week's hospital spotlight features the Great River Health System and their impressive strategic commitment to provide safer care by reducing harm through focused performance improvement. The hospital has embraced the work of the Partnership for Patients campaign by utilizing the Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) has a quality and value-based initiative to improve their patient care. Through this, leadership has committed to the goals of the campaign and transformed their hospital into a culture of improved safety across the board. They have developed a 2013 HEN Annual Report for their facility. It starts with a draft of the annual report presented to the Hospital Engagement Network Committee on Excellence (HEN COE) to provide feedback, especially regarding the goals for the coming year.  The COE is comprised of leaders and the taskforce leaders who present their data in the form of an SBAR report at meetings.  Since that meeting in December, slight changes have been made and included the committee’s recommendations regarding their goals for 2014.  In the form of a PowerPoint presentation, this report is presented to the Performance Improvement Committee of the Board of Trustees for their approval as well.  The Performance Improvement (PI) committee receives a quarterly update from the HEN lead on the initiative. Their task leaders often include the data when providing their unit specific/individual reports on the 3 Ps (Performance Improvement, Patient Safety and Patient Satisfaction) to the committee during their scheduled time.  Ultimately weaving in the HEN into their regular PI work.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE GRHS 2013 HEN ANNUAL REPORT

Next Week's HEN "What's Up Call" Date & Time Change

Next Tuesday Dr. Evans will be on the road at one of the IHA District Meetings talking about the HEN with CEOs and quality leads in that area. Due to this conflict, the call will be moved to Monday, February 10th at 2:00 P.M.  Summary notes will be distributed following the call.

To dial in to the call:  1 (800) 882-3610
Passcode: 7340904#


Registration Open for March 11th HEN Learning Community and March 12th Patient Safety Conference

The 9th HEN Learning Community will convene on March 11th at the Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona, IA.

CLICK HERE to register online for the HEN LC

CLICK HERE to download the full HEN LC brochure

This year's Patient Safety Conference will feature a presentation by Allison Massari. Our keynote speaker, Allison Massari knows that you have the power to transform lives. She has been a medical patient and educator, and understands health care intimately. As a burn survivor she draws on her personal experiences with empathic devoted healthcare workers. It's a passionate story of finding the internal strength and commitment for hope to flourish - and to inspire the collaboration of teams of medical personnel to profoundly demonstrate the power of authentic patient-provider relationships

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the Patient Safety Conference

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD BROCHURE for the Patient Safety Conference

Questions? Contact


Register for the March 20th Iowa Hospital Association's Palliative Care Conference

Join IHA for the 2014 Palliative Care: Innovation & Opportunity Conference on March 20th. The morning features a dynamic presentation by Sharp HealthCare in California.  Learn how Sharp HospiceCare built a collaborative partnership with key medical groups and hospitals to better manage patients with chronic heart failure, dementia and COPD in their homes.  Transitions bridges “the four walls of traditional care” into the culture of hospice and palliative care.  Data strongly supports the efficacy of the program through positive outcomes in both quality care and financial performance.   Followed by addressing creation of sustainable palliative care programs aligning resources and business impact. In the afternoon, hear from local champions throughout the state on their successful strategies. Register or download the brochure by clicking this link:

Next IHC What's Up Call for HEN Hospitals:
February 10, 2014
2:00 P.M.
For dial in information, email

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