Sunday March 1st 2015

Six hospitals recognized for nursing performance and patient outcomes

The 2013 NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality® honored six hospitals that made impressive improvements to achieve overall excellence in nursing-sensitive quality measures last year.

The award is presented annually to the best-performing hospital in each of six categories. The 2013 winners were announced Feb. 6 in a ceremony before attendees of the American Nurses Association (ANA) 2014 ANA Quality Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center. The recipients are:

• Psychiatric Hospital: Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Los Angeles

• Pediatric Hospital: Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago

• Community Hospital: Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City, IN

• Academic Medical Center: Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, NY

• Teaching Hospital: King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Jeddah Branch, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

• Rehabilitation Hospital: Craig Hospital, Englewood, CO

ANA CEO Marla J. Weston (left) and Karen L. Miller, dean of the University of Kansas School of Health Professions (far right) with leaders from facilities honored with the 2013 NDNQI® Award.

Each hospital has been using NDNQI data to address a variety of nursing-quality issues, such as falls, pressure ulcers and nurse satisfaction. They’ve assembled committees, written up action plans, and returned again and again to the data that help guide their decisions.

“Don’t give up on the data,” said Shriners Hospital Director of Patient Care Services/CNO Terry Wheat, MPH, RN, adding that data can serve as a powerful tool for an organization to spark change in the level of care it provides for its patients and improve patient outcomes.

Craig Hospital won in its category for the second year in a row, and for the third time overall. And for the first time, the award has recognized a hospital outside the United States. The King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre is now helping other facilities in the Middle East learn to use NDNQI data to improve their processes.

To learn more about the recipients and NDNQI, visit www.nursingquality.org.

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