Congratulations to all of this year's Touchstone Award Winners!

Clinical Efficiency

Bronze Awards

Utilizing Spirometry to Improve Outpatient Asthma Management in the Pediatric Population CMC Myers Park Pediatrics
Improving the Care of Babies Affected by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome CMC-NorthEast (Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital)
Improving the Accuracy of Vancomycin Level Obtainment Carolinas Medical Center - NorthEast
Cornerstone for the Lifecycle of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner CHS Center for Advanced Practice
Utilizing Lean Principles to Improve Charge Capture and Decrease Denials Columbus Regional Healthcare System
Utilizing Lean methodology to design an efficient process for Diagnostic Testing Notification for Inpatient Units Columbus Regional Healthcare System
Utilizing Lean Methodology to Redesign the Nursing Admission Process Columbus Regional Healthcare System
Implementing and Sustaining the Practice of Lean Six Sigma in the Operating Room: First Case On-Time Starts Pineville
Point of Care Testing Lincoln Family Practice

Silver Awards

43 Minutes to Success: Incorporating Multiple Disciplines to Drive Emergency Department Efficiency Roper St. Fancis
Spotlighting Clinical Efficiency: Metered-Dose Inhalers vs. Unit-dose Nebulization Wilkes Regional Medical Center
Optimization of Clinical Efficiency and Financial Margin through Standardization of Work Flow in the Coagulation Clinic Setting Carolinas HeathCare System Medical Group - Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
UR ONE UR CMC-NorthEast
Emergency Room Patient Flow Murphy Medical Center
PCI Appropriate Use Project Sanger Invasive Labs
Achieving Operational Excellence in the Emergency Department Cleveland Regional Medical Center
Decreasing Length of Stay for Psychiatric Patients in CMC Emergency Department CMC ED
MDI Huddles: Standardizing Excellence CMC-Mercy Emergency Department

Gold Awards

SHVI Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery Patient Throughput Project SHVI and CMC
Systemizing Intravenous Immune Globulin (IVIG) Administration Across a Healthcare Enterprise. Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Clinical Care Team Standard Work Lincoln Family Practice

Clinical Outcomes

Bronze Awards

Implementation of Teach Back Patient Education Model Cone Health
Surgical Care Improvement Project AnMed Health
Readmissions Scotland Health Care System
Tribal Leadership at CMC-Union: Building a “Stage 4” Teammate Culture to Reduce Readmissions CMC-Union
Expedited Partner Therapy at Teen Health Connection Teen Health Connection
A Multi-disciplinary Pneumonia/COPD Readmission Reduction Process across the Continuum Carolinas Medical Center/Central Division
Navigating New Pathways – A Nursing Approach to Better Transitions of Care Carolinas HealthCare System Blueridge
Evidence-Based Hip Fracture Protocol Cone Health
Improving Accuracy in the Assessment of Structural Heart Disease: A CQI Initiative. SHVI Echocardiography Lab
Reduction in Surgical Site Infections in the Total Joint Hip and Knee Replacement Patient Population Roper Hospital
Use of Disease Specific Order Sets to Improve Appropriate Care in the Acute Care Setting CMC, CMC-Mercy, CMC-Pineville, CMC-University, CMC-Union, CMC-Lincoln
Moving Mountains to Meet Milestones: A System's Approach to Surviving Sepsis CHS Critical Care Network
Bubble CPAP: A Journey of Collaboration Levine Children's Hospital
Accuracy and Timeliness of Interpretation of 12 Lead EKGs CMC-NorthEast
Lessons Learned: Heart Failure Patient’s Perceptions of Quality of Life After Participation in a Four-Week Transition to Care Program CMC-NorthEast

Silver Awards

The Implementation of Trauma-Informed Care in the Reduction of Restrictive Interventions CMC-Randolph
Implementation of a Pediatric Mock Code Blue Program at a Tertiary Care Facility: Does It Improve Code Performance, Confidence or Teamwork? Carolinas Medical Center/Levine's Children's Hospital
The Quest for Well-controlled Diabetics CHS Medical Group
Reducing Avoidable Readmissions through Effective Transitions of Care Roper St. Francis
Fragility Fracture Program Carolinas HealthCare System
Safe Use of Anticoagulants:  The Pharmacist Led Anticoagulation Management and Transition of Care Model at CMC-NE CMC-NorthEast
Driving Excellence in Core Measures Using Lean Methodology for Process Change Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Palliative Care: A Systems-Based Approach Carolinas Palliative Care & Hospice Network
Capturing Core Measure Compliance Cleveland County HealthCare System
Heart Failure Diagnostics: Electrophysiology/Heart Failure Service Line Integration Carolinas Medical Center
Preventing a Cesarean Delivery in First Time Mothers: One Patient at a Time CMC-NorthEast
Senior Behavioral Medicine Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Service (HBIPS) Initiative CMC-NorthEast
Improving Extubation Consistency to Improve Outcomes in the Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Levine Children's Hospital
Using a "Rounding Nurse" model to reduce mortality, length of stay, and out-of-ICU codes Carolinas Medical Center

Gold Awards

System-wide Approach to Population Health Management in Complex Patients with COPD Cone Health
Planning for Action: The Integration of an Electronic Asthma Action Plan Tool into Cerner Department of Family Medicine
Improving Outcomes for Kidney Transplant Recipients Carolinas Medical Center
INTERACT as ONE:  A Collaborative Approach to Impact Hospital Readmissions QSOC Skilled Nursing Facilities & the Carolinas Simulation Center

Patient Safety

Bronze Awards

Toilet Training Program Carolinas Medical Center
Tissue/Bone Procurement and Tracking Process Improvements AnMed Health
Reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections CMC-Lincoln
Reducing Falls at CRMC Cleveland Regional Medical Center
Utilization of Medication Bags to Improve the Medication Reconciliation Process and Identify Medication Errors in a Heart Failure Clinic CMC-NorthEast
Prevent Falls, Enhance Safety: A Team Approach CMC-Lincoln
CAUTI Elimination Murphy Medical Center
Safety Sitter Sitting Safely CMC-Pineville
Advanced Illness Management: Transitions and Beyond CMC and CMC-Mercy

Silver Awards

Mission- Not- Impossible Reducing 3 North Central Line Infection Rate CMC-Mercy
Reduction of Formaldehyde Exposures through Process Changes Carolinas Medical Center
Development and Implementation of a Multi-Disciplinary Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Carolinas Medical Center Carolinas Medical Center
An Initiative to Reduce CLABSIs on an Inpatient Oncology Unit Carolinas Medical Center
Diabetes Management: Improving Patient Safety through Insulin Pump Policy Compliance and Clinician & Patient Education CMC-Pineville
Reducing Maternal Mortality: Implementing a Hemorrhage Protocol in Obstetrics CMC-Pineville
Sensational Simulation Success: Caring for the Critically Ill Pediatric Patient CMC-NorthEast, Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital

Gold Awards

From Nose to Toes: Preventing SSI’s in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Patients CMC-NorthEast
A Nurse-led Interprofessional Team to Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections Levine Children's Hospital
Reducing Surgical Site Infections in the Obstetrical Operating Room CMC-Pineville
A Decade of Experience in Open Ventral Hernia Repair with Mesh: Shaping The Future of Surgical Decision Making and Health System Policy Carolinas Medical Center

Service

Bronze Awards

BELT (Bariatric Exercise Lifestyle Transformation) Cone Health
A Service Quality Improvement Project to Increase Hospice Utilization by African Americans Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County
Quality Improvement in Patient Satisfaction using LEAN to create 1st Call Resolution in Live Answer Elizabeth Family Medicine

Silver Awards

"No Pass Zone" CMC-NorthEast
Keeping Moms and Babies Together Cleveland Regional Medical Center
Increasing ICU Patient and Nurse Satisfaction Through Follow Up Visits Annie Penn Hospital
Improving the Patient Experience through Physician Observation and Coaching Corporate Patient Experience
Visual Rounding Care: Hardwiring Hourly Rounding CMC-Pineville

Gold Awards

Attaining and Maintaining Excellence in Care Carolinas Rehabilitation Mount Holly
Urgent Care Puts Patients First Through Information About Delays Carolinas Healthcare System - Urgent Care Division
Communication with Families in the Neonatal Care Unit CMC-Pineville

 

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