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Illinois Hospital Association's Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality

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 HPOE is pleased to highlight case studies from the Illinois Hospital Association’s Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality second annual Quality Excellence Achievement Awards. In 2012, IHA received 67 submissions from hospitals showcasing their progress in advancing one or more elements of the Institute of Medicine’s six aims for improvement.
IHA has been generous enough to share its submissions so that health leaders can get ideas and learn from other innovative approaches to transforming health care. To view the entire compendium, all the winners, finalists and applicants, please click here.

Award winner—Rural/Critical Access category
Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital—Streamlining the Intake Process of Cardiac Patients in the Emergency Department

Award winner—Urban category
OSF Healthcare System—Improving Obstetrical Care Through Organizational Collaboration

Award finalists—Urban category
Advocate Hope Children's Hospital—Utilization of an Interdisciplinary Team Approach for the Care of Infants with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Alexian Brothers Health System—Improvements in Patient Safety and Quality of Inpatient Care Through Appropriate Blood Product Management
Holy Family Medical Center—Collaborative Approach to Reduce Health Care-acquired C. diff Infection Rate in a Long-term Acute Care Hospital

Award Finalists—Rural/Critical Access category

Gibson Area Hospitals & Health Services—Reduce Medication Errors Through the Implementation of CPOE, Bar Coding and Smart Pump Technology
Graham Health System—Intensive Care Management
St. Mary's Hospital—Reducing Readmissions CQI+ Team-Implementing Change Through the IHA Project RED Collaborative


If your hospital or association would like to feature its case studies in a future HPOE newsletter, please email hpoe@aha.org or visit the case study page for further information.

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