5 Years of Progress – 2010 – JUST RELEASED!

June 3, 2011    |   By: Calevir

Pride in our work! We think it really shows in our recently published report: 5 Years of Progress-2010.

Safety improvement involves everyone who drives the delivery of health care, and many have established important partnerships with the Center.   Together, in just five years, we established the Center as a leader in PSO services, working with more than 180 providers to report medical mistakes, efficiently learn valuable information from those mistakes, and take actions aimed at prevention.

The Center has successfully decreased blood stream infections by leading successful statewide initiatives to improve safety culture, teamwork, and communication, while providing education and training for health care providers, professionals, students, regulators and consumers.

In 2009 and 2010, the Center reduced central line-associated blood stream infection (CLABSI) rates by 32% in 15 hospitals in Greater Metropolitan Kansas City and Northwest Missouri, using the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), and evidence-based practices aimed at reducing CLABSIs.   Our collaborative work consistently maintained a lower rate of CLABSIs compared to national project rates and is estimated to have saved one life, prevented 17 CLABSIs and saved $ 1.4 million in healthcare costs!

The Center’s five years of growth and vital work marks more than an anniversary or an achievement – we’re seeing results.   It’s a tribute to the continued dedication to patient safety across the healthcare continuum in Missouri.  Together, our continued safety improvement efforts will lead to a health care environment safe for all patients, in all processes, all the time.




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