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July / August 2011

New Efforts Focus on Avoidable Readmissions

NCH's Care Improvement and Patient Outcomes (CIPO) committee has expanded its vision to address potentially-avoidable hospital readmissions in key patient populations. Efforts include a new program that offers post-discharge support and resources to heart failure patients.

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Bed Board Aids in Patient Flow and Communication

In just three months, the Hospital's new electronic tool for tracking patient status and activity has led to improvements in patient throughput, communication among doctors and staff, and patient satisfaction scores.

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Ambulation Ambassadors Encourage Patients to Stay Active During Hospital Stay

With the goal to promote mobility and speed recovery during a patient's hospital stay, specially-trained volunteers are motivating patients to participate in walking sessions.

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