Children's Hospitals Today - Winter 2014 - (Page 12)

Photo by Brian DalBalcon, MultiCare Mary Bridge, Children's Hospital & Health Center, Tacoma, WA Hands On These children's hospital improvement teams led remarkable initiatives that are changing the way their hospitals work, from culture to communication. By Darcie Reeson C hildren's hospitals are distinct in the specialty care they provide to children, but they face the same issues that plague the entire health care industry: patient discharge delays, care variation, avoidable medical errors and communication breakdowns between providers. These issues cost hospitals, patients and families far more than money. While one person with a vision can drive change, it takes a team to make real improvement stick, especially in a large system. Four children's hospital improvement teams 12 children's hospital s today Winter 2014 stayed the course-over several years-for something they believed would make a difference for their patients. The Children's Hospital Association is proud to recognize these hospitals for their important contributions to pediatric health care, and their case studies could help your hospital achieve similar results. Meet the 2013 Pediatric Quality Award winners: Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Duke Children's Hospital, Seattle Children's Hospital, and Nationwide Children's Hospital. childrenshospital

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Children's Hospitals Today - Winter 2014

Children's Hospitals Today - Winter 2014
Edito's Note
President's Message
First Person
Everyday Hero
Reader Commentary
Helping Kids Affected by Burns
Behind the Numbers
Hands On
Healing Spaces
Board Member q&a
Public Policy Update
Child’s Story

Children's Hospitals Today - Winter 2014