Patton-Fuller Community Hospital Networking Project The Patton-Fuller Community Hospital has been serving its local community since 1975. The staff is committed to provide healthcare services designed to meet the needs at every stage of their patient’s life. The hospital has a pledge of having the best patient with the most pleasant experience as possible. To accomplish this, the hospital must first look at all aspects of healthcare which includes assessing and improving the IT infrastructure. Information technology systems and networks have become the backbone in practically every organization.
“Cooper Green Hospital is committed to serve Jefferson County residents with quality health care regardless of ability to pay” (Swayne, Duncan, & Ginter, 2009, p. 697). CGMH eventually expanded, starting in 1995, by building four satellite outpatient clinics, which served the indigent population through use of the Community Care Plan. The Community Care Plan (CCP) was initiated by Cooper Green Mercy
The two people responsible for this area are Lisa Campbell, RN, BSN and Kapinga Brown, MPA, HCM, BSN,BA. They assure that the all patients receive the healthcare services they need, are entitled to under the contract (no more and no less), at the most cost-effective level possible by reducing or eliminating untoward incidents (occurrences) that might lead to injury or illness of patients, visitors, or employees (Alexander & Kavaler 2014) At Banner Health Systems, the Quality and Risk Management the mission is “Banner Health is to make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care.”(Banner Health Policy and Procedure, 2013 , #2878). Banner has always made sure that the performance and improvement programs at all Banner Hospitals are compliant with the accrediting and regulatory
Organizational Performance Management Paper Myra Bolds HCS/451 The primary reason for health care systems and health care organizations are for providing quality care for his or her patients. The organizational performance for his or her patients can be highly effective when there is a good work environment, the employees are involved, and when there is a team effort. The health care organization includes several areas, various similarities, and every organization is very different. Every organization is very different when it comes to communication with leadership, monitoring performance, achieving compliance, and especially organization performance. Similarities and Differences Alfred I. DuPont Children’s Hospital
Accreditation Audit- Task 4 A1. Nightingale Community Hospital uses a form of self review in order to prepare for the joint Commission’s audit. They look into areas that their hospital is both compliant and non compliant in order to get the best picture of how they’re doing as a whole (all units within the hospital). Each hospital is held accountable for 18 accreditation requirements (Commission, 2013). Through this review, Nightingale Community Hospital showed to be compliant in the following: Emergency Management, Right and Responsibilities of the Individual, Transplant Safety, Human Resources, Infection Prevention and Control, Waived Testing and Performance Improvement.
Running Header: Task I 1 Task I Abigail M. Garcia Western Governor’s University: Accreditation Audit Running Header: Task I 2 Executive Summary Nightingale Community Hospital is committed to providing quality care and aims to be the first choice hospital for patients in the community. Four core values represent the passion Nightingale has for excellence: Safety, Community, Teamwork and Accountability. The goals of the hospital are to uphold an atmosphere of healing, promote the benefits of health, and to provide a compassionate experience for all. Overview In order to reach the aforementioned goals, values and commitments, Nightingale Community Hospital must be in compliance of regulatory agencies which outline specific, goaloriented sets of standards. The Joint Commission is one such agency that provides assistance and support to health care facilities to ensure that certain standards are met, education for implementing new standards and feedback of current healthcare practices as part of the accreditation process.
In our efforts to succeed in our mission we developed an organization to support our many wants and needs. In our patient first facility we have created a state of the art full-service healthcare site to focus on any and all patient needs. Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. established from a social movement devoted to providing healthcare to every affiliate of the community, despite of the patient’s financial position. Produced in 1970, started as the South Philadelphia Health Action, GPHA has exhausted more than four decades contribution in the most innovative and forward-thinking advances in healthcare to generations of families in the neighborhood, and will carry on to do so for generations to come (Osiris Group, Inc.,
Nursing school opened new horizons for my community involvement. Previous year I volunteered for Red Cross Blood Drive and obtained valuable experience in helping others with blood donations. This year I decided to volunteer at Open Door Health Clinic, Muncie, Indiana. I thought being almost graduate nursing student would expand my current experience level at other healthcare setting. Open Door is a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center which provides comprehensive primary, urgent, and preventative healthcare to individuals and families through East Central Indiana regardless of their health insurance status, such as Medicare or Medicaid, disability claims, or other government-sponsored programs.
“The council is charged with conducting a thorough and comprehensive study relative to the quality and cost effectiveness of, and access to, end of life care services for all residents in New Jersey. The council is also required to develop and present policy recommendations relating to state agencies, policymakers, health care providers, and third party payers. In developing recommendations , the advisory councils overriding concern will be to promote an end of life care paradigm in which patients wishes are paramount and they are provided with dignified and respectful treatment that seeks to alleviate their physical pain and mental anguish as much as possible”(njleg.state.nj.us). The second bill A-3475, S-2197 was signed in law by Governor Christie on December 21, 2011.P.L.2011, C.145.The law requires the state to create a new form called the Physician Orders for life Sustaining Treatment(POLST) which enables New Jersey patients to indicate their preferences for health care. It also mandates that physicians and Advance Practice Nurses must pursue continuing education in end –of-life care.
It also includes the Universal Protocol for Preventing Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, Wrong Person Surgery. The development and annual updating of the NPSGs is overseen by a panel of experts widely recognized as well as nurses, physicians, pharmacist, risk managers, and other professionals who have hands on experience in addressing patient safety issues in a wide variety of health care settings. By taking action to consistently meet the Goals, physicians and the health care practices can substantially improve the safety of care provided to their patients. http://www.jointcommission.org/standards_information/npsgs.aspx As the new Risk Manager of Little Falls Hospital I have been presented with an issue of patient safety. Apparently our non-compliance with the NPSGs signals that there is a problem within our culture of safety.