Stories – Tennessee

Tennessee Success Stories

  • How a Nursing Home Increased Communication and Reduced Antipsychotic Medications

    How a Nursing Home Increased Communication and Reduced Antipsychotic Medications

    How a Nursing Home Increased Communication and Reduced Antipsychotic Medications   As a participant in atom Alliance’s collaborative, NHC Oak Ridge located in Oak Ridge, Tenn. was able to lower the number of residents on antipsychotic medications. “Our team looked at a couple reports from the past year, including our atom Alliance Composite Score report,…Read More »
  • A Step in the Right Direction: Improving Activities of Daily Living

    A Step in the Right Direction: Improving Activities of Daily Living

    Room for Improvement atom Alliance quality improvement advisors helped administrators and staff at Ave Maria Home understand their quarterly quality measures report. The staff saw an opportunity for improvement in their activities of daily living (ADL) measure in their composite score. “Julie from atom Alliance did a webinar with us to show us our different…Read More »
  • Care Coordination Community Brings Chattanooga Hospitals Together

    Care Coordination Community Brings Chattanooga Hospitals Together

    Care Coordination Community Brings Chattanooga Hospitals Together to Reduce Readmissions The Chattanooga Regional Health Innovation Coalition (CRHIC) brought three area hospitals together to achieve the lowest readmission rate in Tennessee among care coordination communities.Read More »
  • Living Well with COPD

    Living Well with COPD

    atom Alliance talks to Stephanie Williams from the COPD Foundation Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects 30 million Americans, yet only about 12 million know they have it.Read More »
  • Tennessee Hospital Reduces Infections, Saves Lives

    Tennessee Hospital Reduces Infections, Saves Lives

    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 atom Alliance 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…Read More »
  • Sharing is Caring: Healthcare Innovators Collaborate to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

    Sharing is Caring: Healthcare Innovators Collaborate to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

    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…Read More »
  • More Than a Number

    More Than a Number

    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…Read More »
  • Wellness Coordinators Focus Care on Patients’ Mind and Body

    Wellness Coordinators Focus Care on Patients’ Mind and Body

    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.Read More »
  • Reducing Restraints One Resident at a Time

    Reducing Restraints One Resident at a Time

    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.Read More »
  • Reaching for the Stars: Nursing Home Uses CMS Change Package to Significantly Improve Quality

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

    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.Read More »