2017 Gold Touchstone Award Winners

Project Title Facility
Impacting Patient Lives by Decreasing the Incidence of Hospital Acquired Clostridium Difficile AnMed Heatlh
Using Lean Methods to Improve Virtual Emergency Behavioral Health Treatment Carolinas HealthCare System Behavioral Health Service Line
“Getting a Foot in the Door”: An innovative strategy to increasing home visits before the patent is discharged Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
Patient Safety Starts with Minions: Wash Your Hands to Reduce Despicable HealthCare-Associated Infections Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast
Stopping the Revolving Door: Utilizing Interdisciplinary Rounds to Reduce Readmissions Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast
Reduction in ICU Mechanical Ventilation Observed to Expected Ratio Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Eradicating Patient Falls through A3 Practical Problem Solving Carolinas Rehabilitation Mount Holly
The Value in Planning for VBP Healthy@Home and Union Regional Home Care
Integrative Modalities: Relief for Pain, Anxiety, Nausea and Disengagement Hospice & Palliative Care of Cabarrus County
Hospice Medication Management: Ensuring Patient Safety Every Visit Hospice of Union County, Hospice of Anson County, and Hospice of Cabarrus County
Reducing 30-Day Hospital Readmission Rates and Emergency Room Visits by Utilizing Embedded Pharmacists for Discharge Follow-up in an Internal Medicine Practice Kannapolis Internal Medicine
CT Lung Screening Program - Lung Rad 4 Patient Compliance and Data Tracking New Hanover Regional Medical Center

2017 Silver Touchstone Award Winners

Project Title Facility
“Just Chill Out…” Hypothermia doesn’t have to be confusing" AnMed Heatlh
Using a "Compass Board" to Drive toward Excellence Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
Joint and Spine Academy- Connecting the Dots on the Patients Surgical Journey Carolinas HealthCare Blue Ridge
Transforming Culture in a Healthcare System: Equipping Teammates with Tools for Advance Care Planning Conversations throughout the Lifespan and the Continuum of Care Carolinas HealthCare System
Excellence in Partnership: The Clinical Documentation Optimization Project Carolinas HealthCare System - Acute Canopy Facilities
Improving the Patient Experience through Nursing Communication Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland and Carolinas HealthCare System Kings Mountain
The Right Place, At The Right Time, For The Right Care: Appropriate Care Funding Carolinas HealthCare System Clinical Care Management
Implementation of a Lean Management System in Specimen Management Carolinas HealthCare System Core Lab
ICU Liberation: An Inter-Professional Approach to Care Carolinas HealthCare System Critical Care Network in collaboration with CMC Neurosurgical ICU, CHS Union ICU, and CHS Cleveland ICU
Effective Transitions of Care Across the Continuum Carolinas HealthCare System Medical Group Division
Getting Everyone on the Same Page at the Same Time: Improving Patient Experience Through Standard Communication Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast
Public Cord Blood Donation Program Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast
Expanding Cross Continuum Strategies: Implementation of High Risk Follow Up Appointments to Reduce Readmissions in the Open Heart Population Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Increasing Utilization of the GetWellNetwork Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Reducing Length of Stay in Obstetrics Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Sustaining the Gains: One Year (and counting) with Zero CAUTI Carolinas HealthCare System University
Reducing Waste in Omnicell Medication Inventory Carolinas HealthCare Systerm Union
Reduction and Prevention of Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) in the Surgical-Trauma Intensive Care Unit Carolinas Medical Center
A Clinical Nurse Leader Program Built for Sustained Success in Care Quality Carolinas Medical Center
Clinical Efficiency: Innovations in Physical Therapy Staffing Model Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy
Improving Discharge to Community after Inpatient Rehabilitation Carolinas Rehabilitation Mount Holly
A Cause for Alarm: Reducing Alarm Fatigue Across Metro CHS Northeast, CHS Union, CHS Pineville, CHS Lincoln
The Marriage between TC and MI: Stepping Stones to Better Outcomes Community Care Partners of Greater Mecklenburg (CCPGM)
Central Telemetry Alarm Management Cone Health
Successful Discharge Thoroughput and it's impact on Clinical Quality and Safety Cone Health - Alamance Regional
Reducing 30-day Readmission Rates Following Bariatric Surgery Cone Health - Wesley Long Hospital
Utilizing Data to Enhance Physician Engagement While Improving Patient Outcomes Mecklenburg Medical Group
Using Collaboration to Reduce Pre-Analytic Laboratory Defects Myers Park OBGYN
Optimizing Care of Patients Diagnosed with Ischemic Vascular Disease in the Neurology Ambulatory Care Setting Neurosciences Institute-Cleveland (NIN-CLE)
Implementation of a Rapid Molecular Meningitis Panel New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Malnutrition Identification & Documentation of the Hospitalized Patient New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Pelorus Systems and Operating Room Efficiency at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Reducing Mortality with Documentation Excellence Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
Population Health - Heart Union Family Practice

2017 Bronze Touchstone Award Winners

Project Title Facility
Low Tidal Volume Lung Protection Strategy AnMed Health
Care Alignment Tool: Documenting patient goals and wishes to align with care Carolinas HealthCare System
The First Step is Always the Hardest: Building a Framework for Antimicrobial Stewardship across a Large, Diverse Healthcare System Carolinas HealthCare System
BioFire Filmarray- The Fastest Way to Better Results Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
Embracing Data Transparency Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
360 Days Without a C. Difficile Cross-Contamination Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln
Implementing Depression Monitoring in the Primary Care Setting Carolinas HealthCare System Medical Group Division
‘Delivering’ in the OBGYN practices:  Standardizing an approach to Patient Education Carolinas HealthCare System Medical Group Division OBGYN Practices
Safe and Cost Effective Care Outside the Intensive Care Unit: Creating Neuroscience Intermediate Care Beds Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast
A PACU Family Affair! Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Developing a Therapy Workforce Strategy Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Prevention of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections (CLABSIs) in the ICU Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Prevention of Nerve Injuries During Laparoscopic Surgery in the Steep Trendelenburg Position with Arms Tucked Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Reducing Medication Dispensing Discrepancies by Application of LEAN Processes Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
The Elimination of Patient Controlled Analgesia in Post-Operative Neurosurgical Pain Management Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Trans Radial Band Deflation Process Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Improving the Patient Experience in Ultrasound Carolinas HealthCare System Union
Increasing the Percentage of Cases Starting On Time Carolinas HealthCare System Union
Effect of a Multifaceted Stewardship Intervention on Antibiotic Prescribing and Outcomes for Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections Carolinas Medical Center
Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Implementation for Pancreaticoduodenectomy Patients Carolinas Medical Center
Improve Medication Communication HCAHPS Patient Satisfaction Score Carolinas Medical Center
No Space To Waste Carolinas Medical Center
Improving Flow and Capacity between Two Hospital Facilities Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy
Improving Outcomes: Ongoing Continued Competency Using Simulation Carolinas Medical Center and Carolinas Simulation Center
Patient Engagement Using Digital Tools CHS Information and Analytic Services
Analyzing Clinical and Operational Impact of Construction on Patient and Facility Safety:  Showing Improvements Following Implementation of a Rate Based Performance Monitoring System CHS Primary Enterprise
Physician and Quality Partnerships to Drive Quality Outcomes CHS Primary Enterprise, Scotland Memorial Hospital, Columbus Regional Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital
The Sepsis Initiative - A Path to Improving Outcomes for the Critically Ill Patient Columbus Regional Healthcare System
Improving Dyspnea Outcomes in Home Health Healthy@Home and Union Regional Home Care
COPD Readmission Reduction New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Implementing Evidence Based Guidelines to Reducing CT Utilization for Pediatric Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with Minor Head Trauma New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Improving Cardio-oncology Evaluation in the Echocardiography Lab Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute
Using Data Analytics to Identify Device Populations  at Risk for Heart Failure Hospitalization Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute
Utilizing ReDS technology as POC Heart Fialure device in the home health setting Triad HealthCare Network at Randolph Hospital

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