Congratulations to the 2015 Touchstone Award Winners!

Clinical Efficiency

Gold Awards

Improving Efficiency of Care for Complex Tracheostomy Patients Carolinas Medical Center
Improving Clinical Management of Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Patient-Focused Standard Administration Time Design & On-Site Cart-fill Acquisition CHS Pineville

Silver Awards

Implementation of the Care Team Assessment Process in the Emergency Department CHS Pineville
Reducing Missing Doses CHS University
Implementation of Computerized Provider Order Entry of Total Parenteral Nutrition and Centralized Production Carolinas Medical Center / Levine Children's Hospital
Acute CareTeam Transformation, 5 Tower – CHS Pineville CHS Pineville
Craving An Alternative: standardizing the treatment and care of infants with intrauterine drug exposure and withdrawal symptoms Levine Children's Hospital
Leader Standard Work - The Key to Sustainment and Continuous Improvement Lincoln Family Practice / The Perfomance Excellence Center
"SharedCare"- Redesigning NHRMC's Medical-Surgical Model of Care Using Lean Methodology New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Interdisciplinary Rounds on a Medical-Telemetry Unit Utilizing Lean Methodology: Decreasing Length of Stay, Increasing Throughput, and Improving Communication CHS Pineville
Reducing Laboratory Result Turn-Around-Times for Every Patient CHS Pineville
Zero to Stretch Goal in 120 Days: Using Data Analysis for Rapid Improvement in Clinical Process Metrics Roper St. Francis
Innovation in Care Coordination through the Development of Regional Care Centers (RCC) and Integrated Practice Units (IPU) Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

Bronze Awards

Enhancing the Economy of Surgery: Surgical Preference Cards Carolinas Medical Center
Daily ECG Electrode Change and the Effect on Frequency of Nuisance Alarms Carolinas Medical Center
CMC ED To Mercy Transfers Project Carolinas Medical Center and CMC Mercy
Exceeding Benchmark in Percentage of Discharges within Two Hours of Discharge Orders on Post Surgical Care II CHS NorthEast
Blood Management: Improving Utilization, Reducing Waste & Cost New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Expediting Emergency Department (ED) Admissions and Improving Throughput With Implementation of an Electronic Bed Management System at Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville CHS Pineville
Turning the Corner of Turnovers: A Perioperative Team Based Approach CHS Pineville
Utilization of Telemedicine for Remote Site Evening Rounds Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care/LCH and Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital, CHS NorthEast

Clinical Outcomes

Gold Awards

Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care: Improving Screening and Treatment of Depression through Virtual Care Teams Behavioral Health Service Line
The Crusade to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates CHS Medical Group- Medical Group of Waxhaw
Building Community Based Coordinated Care for Pediatric Patients with Asthma : leveraging community assets to prevent readmissions Levine Children's Hospital
Reduction in Mortality of Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease Levine Children's Hospital Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

Silver Awards

COPD Transitional Care Pilot Program AnMed Health
Post-Acute Care and Acute Care Pharmacy Management of Anticoagulation Therapy Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
Baby-Friendly Designation:  Improving outcomes for newborns and mothers Carolinas Medical Center
Managing Up: Enabling Patients to Safely Administer Oral Medications at Home CHS Quality Continuing Care
Use of Weekly Metric Boards to Acheive Ambulatory Quality Goals for Chronic Disease Management CHS Riverbend Family Practice-Mountain Island
Pursuit of a New Paradigm: Saving Lives through Sepsis Standardization CHS Sepsis Collaborative
Improving Clinical Outcomes of ED ACS patients: Point of Care Tech CHS Union
Risk Assessment & Mitigation Strategies to Reduce Postoperative Renal Failure in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Carolinas Medical Center SHVI
Improving Sepsis Outcomes New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates at CMC North Park Family Practice North Park Family Practice
Transforming Care in Radiology using LEAN Principles CHS Pineville
Decreasing Hospital Length of Stay in Complexly Ill Patients by Implementing a Multidisplinary Palliative Care Program CHS Pineville
Pain Control in the Emergency Department CHS Pineville
myDIABETES: Using Self-Management Techniques to Help Teammates Shift into Control Roper St. Francis Healthcare
Utilizing a Collaborative Approach between Physicians and Clinical Staff to Improve Appropriate Care Scores Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute

Bronze Awards

Reducing Readmissions for Liver Transplant Recipients Carolinas Medical Center
Reducing Avoidable Healthcare Costs through the Integration of Palliative Care into Oncology Carolinas Palliative Care & Hospice Network/Levine Cancer Institute
Improving Cervical Cancer Screening Rates CHS Medical Group - Mecklenburg Medical Group
Code PE Carolinas Medical Center and CHS Pineville
Carolinas Hospitalist Group- Choosing Wisely Campaign 2014 Carolinas Medical Center, CMC Mercy, CHS Pineville, CHS University, CHS Union, CHS Cleveland, CHS NorthEast, CHS Lincoln, CHS Kings Mountain, Stanly Regional Medical Center
Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding: Honoring Mother's Choice CHS NorthEast
Code Sepsis Initiative CHS Pineville

Patient Safety

Gold Awards

Surgical Site Infection Reduction CHS Cleveland
Bad Bugs? Need Drugs? Creation and Implementation of the CHS Antimicrobial Support Network Carolinas Medical Center, CHS NorthEast, CHS University, CHS Union, CMC Mercy, CHS Pineville
Advanced Illness Management: Transitions and Beyond Carolinas Medical Center, CMC Mercy
Journey to Harm Eradication: Reducing the Patient Safety Composite Score at CHS Union CHS Union

Silver Awards

PICC Team CHS Cleveland
Evaluation of a Pharmacist Guideline for Dosing Vancomycin: Focus on obese patient population Carolinas Medical Center
Decreasing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers CHS NorthEast
Eliminating CAUTI in the ICU: Our Journey to Zero CHS University
Reduction of Unplanned Extubation Events in Children with Congenital Heart Disease Levine Children's Hospital  Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Impact of Mandatory Influenza Immunizations on Decreased Employee Sick Time: A 5 Year Journey New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Bronze Awards

A multidisciplinary process improvement effort to decrease surgical site infections progressing towards zero incidents. AnMed Health
Using Indicators of Harm, Event Review, and Best Practice Implementation to Reduce Adverse Drug Events Carolinas HealthCare System - Medication Safety QSOC
Antimicrobial Stewardship Expansion Into Skilled Nursing Facilities Carolinas Healthcare System (Huntersville Oaks, Sardis Oaks, Jesse Helms)
Target Zero: Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection Carolinas Rehabilitation
Neonatal Emergencies:  From Delivery to Deliverance Carolinas Simulation Center, Steele Creek ED, Huntersville ED, Waxhaw ED, Kannapolis ED, Harrisburg ED, CHS Kings Mountain ED, Anson ED, CMC-Mercy ED, South Park ED, CHS Union ED
Got Med Wreck? You Need a Med Rec Tech! CHS Union
Improving Patient Safety through the Implementation of a Radiation Monitoring Protocol Carolinas Medical Center, CMC-Mercy, CHS Pineville and CHS Union
Using LEAN to Reduce HAI - Focus on C. Diff and CAUTI Columbus Regional
Development of a Postpartum Hemorrhage Protocol in a Regional High-Risk Cone Health Women's Hospital
Development and Implementation of the Standard CHS Medical Group Safety Program for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center New Hanover
CLABSI Reduction in CVICU CHS Pineville
Reducing Maternal Mortality: Implementing a Hemorrhage Protocol in Obstetrics CHS Pineville

Patient Experience

Gold Awards

The One Experience Model:  Every Person, Every Encounter, Every Time  - Patients First, Always in the Skilled Nursing Facility Setting CHS Metro Skilled Nursing Facilities
Quiet at Night CHS NorthEast
Taking Aim At Pain: Implementing a Pain Resource Nurse Program CHS Pineville

Silver Awards

Wheelchair Management Carolina HealthCare System Blue Ridge
Right Specimen for Me – CLN Outreach Carolinas Laboratory Network Client Outreach Offices and Patient Service Centers
Delivering a differently better experience Carolinas Rehabilitation Mount Holly
Healing Hearts with Quiet Time CHS Pineville

Bronze Awards

Healthy@Home Centralized Intake - Sleep Services Process Improvement Healthy@Home
Improving HCAHPS Pain Management Performance Through Structured Accountability CHS University
Kidney Quest Levine Children's Hospital

 

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