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Bothwell recognized for quality care

February 7, 2013

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Bothwell Regional Health Center was recently recognized for its continuing focus on quality patient care.

Bothwell nursing floor 2 SW was recently recognized by the Missouri Center for Patient Safety for achieving a 25 percent reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) rates and for 100 percent data submission for the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program/Stop CAUTI collaborative project.

Complications of catheter-associated urinary tract infections result in increased length of stay, patient discomfort, and excess health-care costs. Fortunately, most infections are preventable. By August 2011, only five months into the CUSP: Stop CAUTI project, Bothwell had lowered its catheter-associated infection rate on 2 SW by 25 percent.

Bothwell Regional Health Center was also recognized by the American Hospital Association and the Health Research and Educational Trust for its participation in the Best Practice Fair held in Indianapolis during Hospital Engagement Week 2012 in November. Bothwell was one of three hospitals across the country asked to do a presentation of its success with decreasing hospital readmissions related to congestive heart failure over the last year.

The goal is for hospitals to reduce readmission rates by 20 percent by 2013. Bothwell’s congestive heart failure readmission rate has dropped by half, from 30 to 15 percent, since starting the program in July 2011. Project RED is one of the largest quality improvement initiatives ever undertaken by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

In addition to CUSP/Stop CAUTI and Project RED, Bothwell working to reduce falls by patients in the hospital. Patient falls have been reduced to 2.67 per 1,000 patient days.

“Quality improvements like we have seen at Bothwell are due to the efforts of many people working toward a common goal,” said Ja Hickman, director of Resource Management, which oversees Bothwell’s four initiatives. “The numbers speak for themselves. We are proud of our staff for their efforts to continually provide quality patient care.”

Bothwell Regional Health Center joined the Missouri Hospital Association’s Hospital Engagement Network in 2012 to improve patient safety and quality through the use of evidenced-based clinical practices in key target areas. More than 90 Missouri hospitals are participating in the MHA-sponsored Hospital Engagement Network. Nationally, more than 1,700 hospitals in 32 states have joined the initiative.

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Photo 1: Bothwell nursing floor 2 SW was recently recognized by the Missouri Center for Patient Safety for achieving a 25 percent reduction in catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) rates and for 100 percent data submission for the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program/Stop CAUTI collaborative project. From left are John Dawes, Carol Harper, Pat Stoecklein, Karen Wienberg, Mimi Johnson, Dianne Williams, Ashley Barnes, Pamela Shute, Cami Jennings, Winnie Mullins and Celia Roasch.

Photo 2: Bothwell Regional Health Center was recognized by the American Hospital Association and the Health Research and Educational Trust for its participation in the Best Practice Fair held in Indianapolis during Hospital Engagement Week 2012 in November. From left are Pamela Shute, Pam Crouch, Kiwi Popyk, John Dawes, Jennifer Rehmer, Jenine Lees and Linda Lower.

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