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Darla Belt, Michelle Smith, Jason Little – Baptist Memphis getting President’s Award

President’s breakfast celebrates Quality Symposium winners

Jason Little, Baptist’s president and CEO,  and Dr. Henry Sullivant, Baptist’s chief medical officer, recently hosted a breakfast to honor the winners of Baptist’s first annual Quality Symposium held in late April. Approximately 150 Baptist team members attended the breakfast. Little presented the highest award, the President’s Award, to Baptist Memphis for its Morning Huddle concept.

The symposium, “Building a Culture of Quality,” offered clinical leaders and administration an opportunity to discuss QUEST priorities, current and ongoing projects that are positively affecting quality care at Baptist and how organizational behavior influences safety and teamwork.

Awards presented at the Quality Symposium included the following:

CAUTI Award – given to the hospital that had gone the longest without a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI)

Baptist Huntingdon and Baptist Tipton (tie)– no CAUTI since at least 2011

Falls Award – given to the hospital that had gone the longest without a fall with harm Category F-I

Baptist Tipton

Poster Competition Award – given for the best KATA work reflected in a story board

Baptist Golden Triangle – Large Facility Category Winner; “Get Better Jump Start” for improving pneumonia readmissions.

Baptist Huntingdon – Small Facility Category Winner; Overall Emergency Department length of stay will be less than or equal to 100 minutes by July 31, 2017.

President’s Award – given to the hospital that had made an improvement and spread its success to other facilities

Baptist Memphis for its Morning Huddle concept

 

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