The GHVHS Quality and Patient Safety “Game of Thrones” Awards took place on October 24. The awards honored significant quality achievements that benefit our patients. Congratulations to those who earned special recognition:
Category One GOLD: Diplomat Award CRMC CLABSI Reduction This team reduced CLABSI infections across many areas: CCU - CLABSI free for 38 months; 2 West - CLABSI free for 12 months and 5 East - CLABSI free for 9 months through improved care protocols, education, documentation and monitoring.
Category Two GOLD: Maester Award ORMC Prevention of Retained Surgical Items This team reduced the incidence of Retained Surgical Items (RSIs) to zero through implementation of enhanced OR count processes and technology.
Category Three GOLD: Explorer Award Cath Lab 1st Medical Contact to Balloon This team elevated the level of pre-hospital care for STEMI patients by working with EMS and the hospital team; improved pre-hospital communication, documentation at time of hospital arrival and ultimately improved the door-to-balloon time within 90 minutes.
Category Four GOLD: Super Hero Award ORMC 3 North Falls Reduction The 3 North team decreased falls by 70% and falls with injury by 75% through implementation of a comprehensive falls reduction program.
Category Five GOLD: Powerful Women Award ORMC ERAS Total Joint Replacement The ERAS team implemented standard clinical pathways and protocols through all phases of Total Joint Replacement surgery, enhanced patient pre-op and post-op education, reduced length of stay from 2.1 days to 1.5 days and improved patient experience to a score of 85.7%.
Category Six GOLD: Inventor Award ORMC Opioid Stewardship This team significantly reduced the total amount of opioids prescribed through tracking provider prescribing patterns and implementing order sets that encourage use of multi-modal pain regimes minimizing the need for narcotics.
The winning teams for these very special awards are selected based on achieving the highest, top scores in the following areas:
Master of the North (aka the Double Crown): Culture of Safety and Employee Engagement
Master of the Iron Throne (aka the Triple Crown): Culture of Safety, Employee Engagement and Patient Experience
Master of the North Award: ORMC Patient Advocacy and Guest Services
Master of the Iron Throne Award: CRMC Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy