The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Honored for Leadership and Innovation in Quality and Patient Safety Improvement
Donna Katen-Bahensky, President and CEO at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
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Improving our current health care system is important to our country, a process that includes providing safe, effective, efficient, timely, patient-centered and equitable care. Now, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics has been honored with a Citation of Merit for the American Hospital Association–McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, recognizing its leadership and innovation in quality and patient safety improvement.
Donna Katen-Bahensky, President and CEO at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, describes the hospital’s award-winning program.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN HOSPITAL AND CLINICS HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED AS A MODEL OF PATIENT-CENTEREDNESS. PATIENTS AND FAMILIES ARE PARTNERS NOT ONLY IN THEIR OWN CARE, BUT ALSO IN HOSPITAL OPERATIONS, CARE PROCESSES AND IMPROVEMENT ACTIVITIES. OUR HOSPITAL MAKES AN IMPRESSIVE EFFORT TO GET PATIENT AND FAMILY PERSPECTIVES ON EVERY ISSUE, SUCH AS DEVELOPING AN IMPROVED DISCHARGE PROCESS AND AFTER-HOSPITAL CARE PLAN TO HELP PATIENTS WHEN THEY RETURN HOME.
For more information, visit www.aha.org/questforquality.