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Tennessee Hospital Reduces Infections, Saves Lives

November 9th, 2016|

When Fabiola Demuth began working at Nashville General Hospital at Meharry, she looked for opportunities to improve care and eliminate healthcare-associated infections (HAI). With help from an Qsource quality improvement advisor, the hospital saw a significant reduction in central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) in their intensive care units (ICUs).

“After looking at all

Sharing is Caring: Healthcare Innovators Collaborate to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

August 8th, 2016|

Sharing is Caring: Healthcare Innovators Collaborate to Reduce Hospital Readmissions
 

Knowledge is infectious and that’s a good thing for a diverse group of healthcare innovators in Nashville, Tenn., known as the Transitioning Patients Across the Care Continuum (TPACC) community.

The group meets monthly to share knowledge, host speakers and discuss how they can impact and improve

More Than a Number

July 20th, 2016|

More Than a Number
How a Tennessee Nursing Home Reduced Antipsychotic Medication with Consistent Caregivers
An elderly woman sits in a wheelchair outside her nursing home room, weeping and reaching out for each person walking past her. She rocks back and forth, trying to console herself. The nurse on duty doesn’t usually work on that floor,

Wellness Coordinators Focus Care on Patients’ Mind and Body

June 6th, 2016|

Unity Physician Partners and Centerstone Health Partners share the belief that a person’s mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.

Reducing Restraints One Resident at a Time

April 20th, 2016|

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 1.4 million residents living in the nation’s 15,600 nursing homes. Restraints are used on far too many, often under the misguided notion that they keep residents safe from falls.

Reaching for the Stars: Nursing Home Uses CMS Change Package to Significantly Improve Quality

March 22nd, 2016|

Roger Mynatt settled into a local Starbucks to drink coffee, get some work done and do a little soul searching. He got his latte, found a good spot to sit and fired up his laptop. The first place he went online was to Nursing Home Compare to check his facility’s star rating.

Tennessee Agency Awards Corley Roberts Partner of the Year

October 8th, 2015|

More than 200 people gathered at the Jackson, Tenn., Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Sept. 29, for Southwest Tennessee Development District’s (SWTDD) Annual Board of Directors Meeting and Awards Banquet to recognize individuals and organizations

Free Class Brings Peace to Memphian and Helps Her Dramatically Lower Her Blood Sugar

July 7th, 2015|

When she was first diagnosed and started to learn about the damage diabetes could do if it is not controlled, Tennessee resident Doris McKinley was scared.