CTP Cohort 2: 2014

Digestive Health Institute Team
Site: Children's Hospital Colorado‚Äč

Team Members: Kanayo Keri, MST, MHA; Robert Kramer, MD; Jane Russell, BA, RN, BSN, MSN

Project: To reduce time from endoscopy procedure to results reporting to families in the CHCO GI endoscopy suite.

Emergency Department Team
Site: Children's Hospital of Colorado

Team Members: Christopher McKinney, MD; Erika Sidney, MD; Natasha Smith-Holmquist, DNP-S; Sarah Thompson, BSN, RN, CPEN

Project: To improve appropriate utlization of observation status for pediatric ED patients.

Emergency & Radiology Team
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: James Borgstede, MD; Gerald Dodd, MD; Kristen Nordenholz, MD, MSc; Stephanie Prevost, RN, BAN, CEN; Denise Snuttjer, ARRT, MBA

Project: To improve ED CT order to final read completion by 10 minutes by October 2014.

Esophageal and Gastric Multidisciplinary Team
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Martin McCarter, MD; Lindsay McGuiness, RN, MSN, CMSRN

Project: To decrease LOS for EGMT patient by 1 day by November 2014.

Inpatient Team
Site: Children's Hospital of Colorado

Team Members: Jennifer Reese, MD; Jessica Schwartz, MHA; Sondra Valdez, BSN, RN; Beth Wathen, MSN, PNP, CCRN

Project: To reduce preventable codes on non-ICU inpatient units at CHCO.

Internal Medicine Team
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Ellen Flynn; Huong Lam, MD; Carmen Lewis, MD, MPH; Mary McCord, MD; Matthew Moles, MD; Wagner Schorr-Ratzlaff, MD; Laurence Williams, MD

Project: To decrease wasted time in motion at the main campus location by 10%.

Orthopaedic Unit Team
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Mary Anderson, MD; Kelly McDevitt, RN, MS, ONC; Jason Stoneback, MD

Project: To reduce the average hospital LOS for geriatric hip fracture patients at UCH by 0.5 days (from baseline 5.4 days) by January 1, 2015.

Perioperative Services Team
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Michelle Ballou, RN, BSN, CPAN; Benjamin Scott, MD; Suzanne Sortman, RN, BSN, MA, CNOR

Project: To improve Urology on-time first case starts from 59.5% to 65% by October 2014. To decrease Urology OR room turnaround time by October 2014.

Spine Center Team
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Venu Akuthota, MD; Michael Torpey, PT, MBA

Project: To reduce the length of the outpatient visit within the spine clinic by 10 minutes through targeted interventions.

Surgery Team
Site: Children's Hospital of Colorado

Team Members: Jen Bruny, MD; Lisa Crosby, BSN, RN, CPN

Project: To decrease variability in post-op care and length of stay among children receiving appendectomies at CHCO.

Women & Infants Team

Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Kathy Anderson, RN, MSN, MSHA; Julie Scott, MD; Sherrie Williams, RNC, MSN
Project: To decrease average discharge time of day by 1 hour (14:45 to 13:45) and length of stay by 10% (in hours) for mother-baby couplets by December 2014. To increase the proportion of post-op GYN patients on the 4th and 5th floor by 10% by December 2014.

Contact

Jeff Glasheen, MD
IHQSE Director

Essey Yirdaw, MPH
IHQSE Program Manager

 

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