Tri-City Medical Center
Oceanside, CA

Estimated patient harm events prevented (Jan 2012-Dec 2013): 477

Estimated cost savings: $2,247,731

Tri-City Medical Center achieved and maintained excellent harm across the board (HAB) reduction rates, including zero harm for Pressure Ulcers, Ventilator-Acquired Pneumonia (VAP) and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) from January 2012 to December 2013, compared to 2010 baseline rates.

Tri-City attributes success to hospital-wide engagement starting at the executive level, which helps encourage engagement from staff members. Daily C-suite rounds as well as hourly staff rounds and shadow staff brought fresh eyes to each area of focus.

Tri-City implemented strategies such as Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP), change packages, and Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) to help instruct and inform staff.

HQI commends Interim CEO Casey Fatch, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and the entire staff at Tri-City Medical Center for achieving zero harm in three areas of harm and maintaining target rates in eight harm areas as well as readmissions.

Founded in 1961, Tri-City Medical Center is a 397-bed hospital in Oceanside, CA

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