Rehabilitation hospitals

Innovations

Skilled Nursing Facility Uses Standardized Assessments, Palliative Care Consults, and Root-Cause Analysis to Reduce Readmissions and Improve Staff Morale 05/09/11

The recuperative services unit within Hebrew SeniorLife's rehabilitation center provides short-term, skilled nursing care to patients requiring rehabilitation services after an acute hospital stay...

Community Liaisons Facilitate Access to Culturally Competent Care for Orthodox Jewish, Chinese, and Arab Patients 01/17/11

The Lutheran Healthcare Community Liaison Program facilitates access to high-quality care by assigning a culturally competent liaison to serve the needs of three of its major patient groups—...

Increasing Patient Health Literacy Leads to Improved Reporting of Medication Allergies 09/24/08

The West Los Angeles Healthcare Center, a Veterans Affairs hospital, implemented a program to enhance the reporting of medication allergies by improving patients' health literacy and nurses'...

Consortium of Pennsylvania Hospitals Adopts Standardized Wristband Colors, Leading to Reduction of Falls, Allergic Reactions at Rehabilitation Hospital 06/24/08

In 2006, a consortium of 11 hospitals in northeastern Pennsylvania voluntarily agreed to initiate a process to standardize the colors of patient wristbands that identify high-risk clinical...

Rooftop Garden Provides Healing Environment, Enhancing Recovery for Rehabilitation Hospital Patients 06/23/08

Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital's rooftop healing garden is an escape from the stress of the institutional environment, designed to meet the unique needs of rehabilitation patients. Therapists were...

QualityTools

MONAHRQ® 4.0 09/18/12

My Own Network, powered by AHRQ (MONAHRQ), is a free software product that enables organizations—such as State and local data organizations, chartered value exchanges, hospital systems, and health plans—to input their own hospital administrative...

National Healthcare Safety Network 09/04/12

The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is a voluntary, secure, internet-based surveillance system that integrates patient and health care personnel safety surveillance systems managed by the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP)...

Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism: A Guide for Effective Quality Improvement 03/19/08

This comprehensive clinician's guide helps hospitals and health care providers implement processes to prevent dangerous blood clots. The 60-page guide details how to start, implement, evaluate, and sustain a quality improvement strategy through...

Quick Guide For Clinicians Based on TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment 03/19/08

This guide accompanies the Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment, Number 45 in the Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) series published by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

Mental Health Services Locator 12/17/07

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