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The toolkit — released by The MetroHealth System in Cleveland and other partners — outlines steps to help raise awareness of the opioid epidemic.

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An initiative aims to convene and support an essential providers network to promote payment and delivery reform amid uncertainty surrounding health policy.

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A Healthy Schools Campaign toolkit aims to help school districts combat health issues that distract students from education or cause chronic absenteeism.

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Banner Health is expanding its telehealth program to new areas of its hospitals, such as medical/surgical and stepdown units, and even into patients’ homes.

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Cook County Health & Hospital System has begun screening pediatric patients for food insecurity and offering them and their families assistance.

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New report from ECRI Institute also lists failure to respond to clinical alarms, unsafe injection practices, and insufficient training among top hazards.

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The assessment helps public health programs understand and build capacity for sustainability over time. It consists of 40 questions and takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes for each individual to complete.

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Multidisciplinary teams at Truman Medical Centers developed two care transitions assessments and reduced hospital admissions, ED visits, costs.

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The HLQAT helps hospitals figure out how aligned senior executives and clinical managers are on factors correlated with high quality care.

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Process improvement methodology led to a 40 percent reduction in patient falls at Broward Health Imperial Point after just one year.

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The CDC has added a tool to the NHSN that will rank hospital facilities and units by HAI rate so staff can see areas most in need of help.

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UK Healthcare adopted a centralized approach to patient safety that promotes responsibility and commitment to continuous improvement.

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The second installment in this series, essential hospitals share strategies for overcoming cost, culture, and communication issues.

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Essential hospitals share strategies for overcoming siloes between behavioral health and physical health care.

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Drawing on lessons from its Family Health Center, San Francisco General Hospital recommends targeted recruitment, supportive staff liaisons, regular meetings, incentives, and recognition to ensure success when creating patient advisory boards.

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Staff at UMass Memorial Health Care are using idea boards to generate ideas that improve care and cut costs at system hospitals.

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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center developed a simple, replicable tool to help prevent fall injuries.

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To gain control of an HAC that had plagued Jackson Health System for nearly two decades, the hospital began sending weekly emails to hospital leaders regarding the state of the HAC and attempted interventions. As aresult, the number of patients acquiring the HAC drastically dropped.

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MetroHealth's team-based Wash-In, Wash-Out program boosts hand hygiene compliance among staff and reduces hospital-acquired infections.

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Nutrition deficiency contributes to many serious health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and certain cancers. Studies also show a correlation to increasingly high health care costs and reduced productivity and chronic absence from work. Learn a phased approach to addressing these issues, with examples from several essential hospitals.

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A Boston Medical Center pilot program successfully reduced audible alarms and improved patient safety across six weeks, leading the hospital to implement the strategy on all inpatient medical/surgical units.

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Denver Health's multistep program helps ensure HIV-infected people remain on the care continuum

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Patient feedback helped Contra Costa make large-scale quality improvements

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Seventy-five percent of children in Arrowhead's program have controlled symptoms by the third follow-up visit

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Lee Memorial's wellness initiatives target employees and community business leaders

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SFGH's program targets victims of interpersonal/youth violence who are aged 10 to 30

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BMC aims to equip victims of violence with the skills they need to avoid future high-risk situations

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By introducing a new culture of maternity care, Stony Brook University Hospital was able to increase its breastfeeding rates and change delivery room behavior, and has been chosen as one of 90 hospitals nationwide to participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a national effort to increase breastfeeding rates.

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In 2007, HHC took significant steps to increase breastfeeding by prohibiting distribution of formula samples. However, the system took its commitment one step further when it joined the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Latch On NYC initiative, which asks maternity hospitals to voluntarily adopt four specific breastfeeding practices.

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America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.