CTP Cohort 4: 2016

Adolescent Medicine
Site: Children's Hospital Colorado

Team Members: Elizabeth Gonzales-Salazar, Anissa Jones, MSN, CSN, RN, Jennifer Woods, MD

Project:​​ To improve depression screening rates

Blood Cancer BMT
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Clay Smith, MD, Lindsey McMenimen, RN, Jamie Nordhagen, RN, Glen Peterson, RN, DNP, ACNP Karley Trautman, DNP, ANP-BC

Project: To improve Patient Experience on the BMT Unit

ENT Program
Site: Children's Hospital Colorado

Team Members: Melissa Brooks, MD, Renee Crowder, RN, Sarah Derieg, RN, Norman Friedman, MD

Project: To improve care coordination for Tonsillectomy patients

Indications of Use Pharmacy Team
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Amanda Nenaber, DNP, APRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, Kate Perica, Pharm.D., BCPS

Project:  Include “Indication of Use” on all new patient prescriptions in Health System Clinics

Inpatient Medical Unit 
Site: Children's Hospital Colorado

Team Members: Donna Border, MS, RN, Heidi McNeely, RN, Kimberly O'Hara, MD 

Project:  To improve compliance with incident report policy

Liver Transplant Program
Site: Children's Hospital Colorado

Team Members: Katherine Evers, RN, BSN, MBA, Margaret Heilman, RN, Shikha Sundaram, MD, MSCI, Michael Wachs, MD

Project: To improve discharge coordination for Transplant Patients

Pancreas Program
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Christan Bartsch, PA-C, MSHS, MPH, Shannon Haas, BSN, RN, CMSRN Angela Hill, RN

Project: To improve length of stay for Pancreatectomy patients

Pre-Procedural Services
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Katie Conyers, NP, Holger Eltzschig, MD, PhD, Christopher Lace, MD, Tammy Spencer, RN, MS, Christine Woodman, RN

Project: To develop ERAS program for Pancreatectomy patients

Rehab Therapy Services
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Matthew Gallagher, PT, DPT, Katherine Payne, MD, Deborah Stewart, RN
Project: To improve length of stay efficiency and Functional Independence Measure (FIM) Score

Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Jason Brainard, MD, Elyse Bueno, RN, BS, CCRN

Project: To improve length of stay for Pancreatectomy patients

Urology & Female Pelvic Medicine Reconstructive Surgery
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Kathleen Connell, MD, Randall Meacham, MD, Steven Peck, MBDA, Emily Tempels, MHSA

Project: To improve waiting time for patients in clinic

Urology Oncology Clinic
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Cheryl Fiscelli, RN, MSN, CAPA, Paul Maroni, MD
Project: To improve access to clinic for new appointments


Vascular Surgery Program
Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Team Members: Donovan Ellison, RN, Andy Ray, Ashley Vavra, MD
Project: To improve errors in procedure scheduling


Jeff Glasheen, MD
IHQSE Director

IHQSE Administrative Support


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