Listen Up – A success story from Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, Missouri

June 10, 2015    |   By: Calevir

Daily safety huddles have been shown to be an effective tool in helping healthcare organizations develop a culture of safety, an essential characteristic of a High Reliability Organization. Late last year Keith Griffeth, Quality Director at Regional Hospital, shared their story during a national webinar.

Hannibal Regional Hospital’s pursuit of high reliability took a step forward when the first daily safety huddle was held on March 3, 2014. Several hospital leaders learned the details about daily leadership safety huddles at the 2013 IHI Annual Conference. While huddles had been previously discussed, they had not been implemented at the hospital. Energized by the results other hospitals had achieved, the wheels went into motion and the quick stand-up meetings began. The VP of Nursing leads each 15-minute session with representation from all clinical departments as well as senior leadership. Learn more, read article.


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