Quality At Work


  • Partnership for Patients
    The national CMS Partnership for Patients initiative aims to reduce patient harm by 40% and readmissions (patients re-admitted to a hospital after being discharged) by 20% by 2013…
  • Bedside Care
    One of the most promising aspects of this initiative is that it creates an ideal transition and positive experience for patients who are being discharged from medical and surgical units…
  • Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q)
    Fourteen local hospitals are participating in a prestigious national program to improve the quality and safety of patient care…
  • Hand Hygiene
    Treating any infection can be a challenge, but the best prevention measure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is proper hand washing, which is key to eliminating health care acquired infections…
  • Doing More With Less
    Oregon hospitals are leading a lean collaborative focused particularly on small and rural hospitals. But what exactly does “lean” mean? Simply put, lean means using less to do more…
  • Stop Infections
    Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSI), is a type of infection that kills between 30,000 and 60,000 people a year and results in nearly $3 billion in excess costs. Hospitals across the nation are working to eliminate it from hospitals once and for all…

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