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Alabama Hospital Sees Reduced Length of Stay and Improved Performance with Inpatient Partnership

October 30, 2023

When an acute care hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, noticed an increased length of stay (LOS), TeamHealth hospitalist leadership shifted the inpatient culture to bring metrics into the desired range. Reduced LOS and Improved Performance The hospital’s LOS was higher than desired, hovering around 6.2 days on average. In addition, the emergency department (ED) had seen…

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Collaborative Infection Prevention Practices Reduce CLABSI Cases at Chicago Hospital

October 20, 2023

A Chicago hospital, together with its interventional radiology partner and TeamHealth – who provided hospitalist and intensivist services – embarked on a collaborative effort to reduce hospital-acquired infections. By evaluating, modifying and adapting infection prevention best practices, the team saw a steep reduction in harms cases – and no CLABSI infections in over 18 months….

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Excellence in the ED: Sustaining High-Performing Teams and Impressive Metrics

October 18, 2023

A 2023 report ranked Delaware as the state with the second longest emergency department (ED) wait times in the country, with an average of 215 minutes from arrival to movement to a treatment area. Other important benchmarks such as left without being seen (LWBS) rates and patient satisfaction scores suffer in relation. However, Saint Francis…

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ICU Partnership Transforms Care Delivery and Performance in a Midwestern Hospital

September 13, 2023

Over the past several years, a Midwestern healthcare facility experienced surges in the average length of stay and struggled with other performance indicator metrics. Beginning an ICU partnership with TeamHealth, the hospital transformed its critical care services in only a few quarters. Forging an ICU Partnership The Midwestern hospital sought improvements in its 28-bed intensive…

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Collaborative and Data-Driven Solutions Support Impressive ED Process Improvement

September 7, 2023

Skagit Valley Hospital is a 137-bed, full-service hospital serving community and regional needs in Washington. When the emergency department team sought strengthened performance, they created a collaborative and effective ED process improvement program. The Challenge Skagit Valley Hospital has a busy 25-bed (17 medical, four trauma and four behavioral health) emergency department (ED). When volume…

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Customizing Performance Improvement: Fast-Track and Triage Solutions for High-Volume Pediatric ED

Pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) is an emerging and vital field in hospital-based care. When a Texas children’s hospital experienced major shifts in patient volume over several years, leadership partnered closely with TeamHealth to provide full-time coverage for emergency care and to engage in process improvement projects to meet the growing demand. Challenges: COVID-19 and Volumes…