Greater New York Hospital Association
In 2005, the Fund and the Greater New York Hospital Association formed a partnership to improve the quality of care provided in hospitals in the New York metropolitan region, beginning with an initiative to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections in intensive care units. Since then, the Fund and GNYHA have implemented a series of successful and well-received quality initiatives involving more than 80 hospitals. This grant will build upon the quality improvement program through the following activities:
- Continue the Clinical Quality Fellowship Program, which is developing the next generation of physician and nurse “champions” to lead quality improvement and patient safety efforts at hospitals;
- Extend the STOP Sepsis Collaborative—which was launched two years ago in emergency departments and has reduced sepsis mortality by 18%—to focus on pediatric patients with sepsis in the ED and adult sepsis patients throughout the entire hospital; and
- Continue a new palliative care quality improvement collaborative that is developing a standardized approach and implementing best practices in providing palliative care, and will analyze the program’s impact on factors including patient length of stay and disposition.
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.