Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility modified and expanded an existing set of known-to-be-effective inpatient interventions for use in the long-term acute care setting, leading to a 58 percent reduction in ventilator-associated pneumonia.
The St. Luke's Texas Liver Coalition revamped its strategic approach to screening for hepatitis C, shifting away from screening the general population at health fairs to forming partnerships with various community-based organizations that work with high-risk populations.
An interdisciplinary, hospital-based outpatient clinic staffed by geriatricians and other health professionals cares for seniors with one or more chronic health conditions, leading to improved outcomes and lower costs.
Using the Pathways model, Access El Dorado helps low-income families navigate the health care system, obtain health information, and access appropriate medical and mental health services, leading to fewer emergency department visits.
The Optimal Weight for Life program provides medical evaluation, nutritional counseling, and behavior modification services to overweight and obese children, leading to reductions in body mass index, weight, fat mass, and insulin resistance.
A home-based model of palliative care uses an interdisciplinary team of providers to manage symptoms and pain, provide emotional and spiritual support, and educate patients and family members about changes in the patient's condition.
A church-based program has been successful in encouraging African-American congregants to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables.
A community-based collaboration enhanced access to a safe and caring network of health, legal, and social services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender seniors in San Diego County, leading to better mental health and an increased willingness to disclose sexual orientation to providers and others.
A comprehensive, interdisciplinary skin care program that relies on protocols and guidelines for proactive assessment and treatment, regular education and training of nurses, and ongoing performance monitoring significantly reduced the incidence of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.
A pediatric academic medical center adopted a standardized ordering and administration process for total parenteral nutrition, leading to a significant reduction in errors and other improvements.