IHA HQIC and You

In the videos below, you'll hear from member hospitals about their experience with the IHA HQIC. Each video highlights how HQIC has helped the hospitals move their work forward utilizing quality improvement principles and the integration of patient and family engagement to improve outcomes in their organizations.

Blessing Hospital, Quincy
Using Adverse Drug Event Data to Drive Improvement

Eric Martin, Regional Clinical Pharmacy Manager for Blessing Health System, discusses how the hospital utilized adverse drug event data to identify actionable opportunities for improvement to reduce inpatient hypoglycemia and anticoagulation events. Blessing Hospital is a 347-bed rural hospital in Quincy.

Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson
Integrating the Patient Voice into Quality Improvement

Andrea Davis, Quality Nurse at Crawford Memorial Hospital, shares how her organization began its journey  using a step-by-step approach to integrate the patient’s voice into the rural hospital’s quality improvement efforts. Conducting the interview is Lindsey Galli, Director of Education at PFCCpartners, an organization that facilitate collaboration among patients, families and healthcare organizations.

Franklin Hospital, Benton
Engaging Physician Champions in Inpatient Glycemic Control

Linda Brazell, Director of Quality and Risk Management at Franklin Hospital, discusses her organization’s efforts to engage physician champions in hypoglycemia prevention at the small Critical Access Hospital in Southern Illinois. Conducting the interview is Dr. Steve Tremain, a Cynosure Physician Improvement Advisor and quality improvement expert, with inpatient glycemic control one of his favorite topics.

Horizon Health, Paris
Adverse Drug Event Data Collection Strategies

Amy Arnett, Director of Quality, and Anita Russell from the quality department at Horizon Health share their process for utilizing resources, including the electronic health record, to collect adverse drug event data for their 25-bed Critical Access Hospital in Paris.

Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield
Lessons from the Field: Care Transitions in a Rural Facility

Jennifer Mowen, Administrative Director of Performance Improvement and Management Systems for Illini Community Hospital, shares  some of the work that they have been doing to address readmissions within their organization, particularly as it relates to enhancing care transitions and addressing social drivers of health.  Illini Community Hospital is a 25 bed critical access hospital in west-central Illinois located less than 40 miles from the Missouri border. The interview is conducted by Kim Werkmeister, a Cynosure Improvement Advisor and dedicated reducing hospital readmissions.

John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago
Initiating a Code Sepsis Response Team

David Brady, Director of Quality Improvement – Hospital-Based Services at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, discusses his efforts to create organizational support and buy-in to implement a code sepsis response team at the large public hospital. The interview is conducted by Maryanne Whitney, a Cynosure Improvement Advisor and in-house sepsis subject matter expert.

Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon
Engaging Patients and Families in Opioid Stewardship Initiatives

Aaqil Khan, Manager of Decision Support at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, discusses the 80-bed small and rural hospital’s community opioid response program and how HQIC has helped him engage patients and families in this important initiative. The interview is conducted by Alex Stack, a Cynosure Improvement Advisor and dedicated opioid reduction expert.

Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Pinckneyville
Multidisciplinary Approach to Collecting Adverse Drug Event Data

Tracey Brasel, Quality and Risk Management Coordinator, shares strategies the hospital implemented to integrate other departments into the collection and reporting of their hospital’s adverse drug event data. Pinckneyville Community Hospital is a 20-bed Critical Access Hospital in southwestern Illinois less than 100 miles from St. Louis.

Rush Copley Medical Center, Aurora
Patient Family Partnerships in Action: Bringing Hospitals and Patients Together

Kim Lipetzky, Trauma and Pediatric Coordinator and Dawn D’Orazio, Patient Family Partner at Rush Copley Medical Center, share how they serve together as Co-Chairs of the Rush Copley Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC). This powerful conversation highlights the importance of hospital staff working hand-in-hand with patients and families to improve quality and patient safety. Conducting the interview is Lindsey Galli, Vice President of Programs at PFCCpartners, an organization that facilitates collaboration among patients, families and healthcare organizations.