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Montgomery County Memorial Hospital

Hospital Spotlight: Montgomery County Memorial Hospital

Success in the Partnership for Patients campaign is designed to improve patient safety focus areas by narrowing in on the “at-risk” population.  Montgomery County Memorial Hospital was dissecting ways to better communicate between staff members regarding this very pool of patients.  They took this opportunity to implement white boards in the staff report rooms.  Adapting this common approach to fit the needs of their work within the HEN as led to increased communication and patient care.  Click here to view the Montgomery County white board and see how they use it within the HEN...

Registration Now Open for 10th Annual Conference

Iowa Healthcare Collaborative’s (IHC) 10th Annual Conference will be held at The Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona on August 28.

The tenth edition of the annual conference will feature a keynote presentation titled “Repainting the Landscape of Medicine: Achieving Perfection in a Human System” by John Nance, renowned health care and aviation expert, and author of “Why Hospitals Should Fly.”  Trying to “zero” human mistakes is a fool’s errand. Minimizing mistakes and then using collegial teams to zero the effect of residual mistakes in the key.  Mr. Nance shares his solutions to sustainable high reliability and high quality care in a human system.

Preceding Nance’s keynote is Regina Holliday, founder of The Walking Gallery and the Medical Advocacy Mural Project. As a national patient safety advocate, Regina addresses the health care urgency in empowering the patients in the care episodes by making better use of visuals, social media, and timely access to electronic medical records.

For more detailed information on the conferences and breakouts, CLICK HERE to download the conference brochure.

To register online, CLICK HERE.

Spotlight the Work of Your Team Members Across the Network

Would you be interested in recognizing the hard work of your team members on the HEN Drumbeat?  We are seeking your hospital success stories that can showcase the work that you and your team members have done in the 10 HEN focus areas.  Please contact meyerr@ihconline.org to recognize their work.

Local/National Educational Resources

Available local and national educational resources that align with the HEN are listed in the main section to the left in this issue.

VHA HEN: Roadmap - VHA Leading Practice Blueprint for Clinical Quality Value Analysis 

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EN Hospital Story: Princeton Community Hospital: Preventing Harm Across the Board

J
uly 15: AHRQ Webinar - Advanced Methods in Delivery System Improvement Research

D
ec 8-11: IHI Annual Conference - Orlando, FL - 25th Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement 
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