Quality, Safety, & Service

Say Cheese! I’m Your Nurse

Sometimes, it’s the little things that make a big splash—like 5-1600’s decision a couple years back to begin hanging nurses’ snapshots in patients’ rooms.

7/29/2013 | 0 comments

Thumbs Up: Strong Memorial Recognized as Surgical Care Quality Leader

Excellus BlueCross BlueShield recently awarded Strong Memorial Hospital a Certificate of Excellence for achieving the overall highest performance in complying with the Surgical Care Improvement Project measures for 2012.

6/4/2013 | 0 comments

Job-Specific ICARE Behaviors Crystallize

We continue our zealous work delivering the “ICARE experience” to patients, families and each other.

In fact, over the past several months, we’ve taken significant steps, meeting with distinct job families (e.g., providers, ambulatory patient representatives, nurses, pharmacy techs) and carefully voting on sets of concrete, job-specific behaviors that, done consistently, will deliver an exceptional experience not only to our patients and families but to employees, as well.

10/2/2012 | 0 comments

Helmets Protect Patients from Falls

With research showing that hospitalized patients are at least twice, possibly three times, as likely to fall as people in the general population, teams at Strong Memorial Hospital have been eagerly investigating fresh ways to keep patients safe.

5/1/2012 | 0 comments

In Search of Silence: Noise Reduction Efforts Afoot

Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” was extremely popular in the mid-1960s--in fact, the song was arguably one of the most iconic of its generation. Today, for hospitals across the country, the “sounds of silence” are just as momentous--they’re one of the figurative gold standards caregivers chase in the quest to achieve higher levels of patient satisfaction.

3/1/2012 | 0 comments
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Striving to be Ever Better

We refuse to settle.

As a medical center, no work is more important to us than earning the trust of our patients, their families, and the providers who refer them to us. Here, we chronicle our relentless pursuit of improvement: safer medicine, higher-quality care, and the best possible experience.

Ever Better is always on the lookout for story possibilities. Please send your improvement, safety, and quality-related suggestions to Kate Krueger or Jennifer Fortin, and we'll be happy to consider them.


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