PUTTING SAFETY FIRST
Celebrating our specialty hospital teams for preventing harm
By Debbie Robins
Kudos to our Shands employees and University of Florida physicians at Shands Vista and Shands Rehab Hospital. Their efforts to improve patient safety and prevent harm have resulted in two consecutive years without any serious reportable adverse patient events.
Board Quality Co-Chairs Kayser Enneking, M.D., and Tim Goldfarb, Shands HealthCare CEO, recently presented a Certificate of Achievement to Marina Cecchini, Shands Vista/ Shands Rehab Hospital administrator; Lisa Dowd, R.N., B.S.N., C.R.R.N., Shands Rehab Hospital rehab nursing and patient services director; Beth Maree, R.N., M.S.N., B.C., Shands Vista psychiatric programs director; and Gail Stahl, R.N., B.S., L.H.R.M., Shands Vista/Shands Rehab Hospital Quality director.
An adverse event is classified as resulting in one of the following injuries:
- fracture or dislocation of bones or joints
- limitation of neurological, physical or sensory function that continues after the patient is discharged
- any condition that requires specialized medical attention to which the patient has not given informed consent
- any condition caused by the adverse event that requires the transfer of the patient to a unit providing a more acute level of care
- brain damage
The Board Quality Committee will continue to recognize our staff for outstanding performance and clinical outcomes.