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Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Providing the Highest Quality and Safest Care to our Patients

7 Day Readmission Rate

This measure is a count of the number of unplanned readmissions that occur within 7 days of discharge (<=7). This is the numerator. The denominator is the total number of discharged patients for the same given time period. The readmission rate shown on the chart is expressed as the number of patients that are readmitted within 7 days per 100 discharged patients.

Surgical Site Infection

A surgical site infection (SSI) is an infection that occurs after surgery in the part of the body where surgery took place. Surgical site infections can sometimes be superficial infections involving the skin only. Other surgical site infections are more serious and can involve tissues under the skin, organs, or implanted material.

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Prevention

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention in our PICU and PCCC


A perioperative surgical home is a new and innovative way that we will identify, optimize and prepare a patient for surgery. Our revolutionary plan will pull together departments and specialists across the University of Rochester to improve patient care and recovery. Our mission is for every child to receive the right care, at the right place and at the right time.


The Inpatient Pediatric Asthma team uses a symptom scoring tool developed by our team. The project allows nurses to space breathing treatments based on symptoms and avoid the need to call the resident. The scoring tool was validated using inter rater reliability between nursing and provider assessments. The symptom score is documented in the patient record. The team actively uses the Get Well Network education system to reinforce asthma care before the patient and family go home. The project has reduced length of stay and readmissions for the asthma patients. The inpatient asthma team was awarded the 2015 URMC Board Award for Quality and the Health Care Association of New York State Pinnacle award for Patient Safety and Quality in 2015.  The team also published the work to share with other children's hospitals world wide.