2016 Vanguard Award Applications
Submissions

Resources

Sustained Improvement in Reduction of Surgical Site Infections – AHMC: Garfield Medical Center

Emergency Department Lean Project – AHMC: Monterey Park Hospital

Reduction of HAI Foley Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections – AHMC: Monterey Park Hospital

ED Improvements Through Fast-Track Utilizing Lean – AHMC: San Gabriel Valley Medical Center

Capnography Program – Barton Health

A Patient Safety Focus Approach – Centinela Hospital Medical Center

Vanguard Application – Chino Valley Medical Center

Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative (MCPSI) – Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula

Quality Measures Reporting and Coding: Strategies for Success – Community Medical Centers

Reducing Readmissions with Multidisciplinary Teamwork - Covenant Health Plainview

Glycemic Management Protocol: Basal Bolus Insulin Protocol by Pharmacy – Glendale Adventist Medical Center

Clinical Effectiveness – Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Emergency Department Throughput – Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Psychiatric Consult Liaison Program – Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

Sustaining Zero Clabsi in ICU - Kaiser Permanente Antioch

Patient Blood Management Improvement Work – Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center

The Proven Efficacy of Integrative Initiatives & Approaches - Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills Medical Center

Assessing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Hospitalized Psychiatric Patients as a Response to a Public Health Concern – LAC + USC Medical Center

Enhanced Care Management Transitions to Achieve Optimal Patient Flow – Martin Luther King Community Hospital : Enhanced Care

Going to the Gemba: Using Lean Six Sigma to Optimize ED to Inpatient Care Transitions – Martin Luther King Community Hospital : Going to the Gemba

MAKING A C. diffERENCE IN HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS AT
PROVIDENCE HOLY CROSS MEDICAL CENTER
– Providence Health & Services : C.Diff (Application) 

MAKING A C. diffERENCE IN HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTIONS AT
PROVIDENCE HOLY CROSS MEDICAL CENTER
– Providence Health & Services : C.Diff (Supplemental Material) 

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS IN TACKLING CLABSI IN THE ICU
AT PROVIDENCE HOLY CROSS MEDICAL CENTER
– Providence Health & Services : CLABSI

HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED PRESSURE INJURIES: A NEVER EVENT REALIZED AT
PROVIDENCE HOLY CROSS MEDICAL CENTER
– Providence Health & Services : HAPI

CONTINUOUS PROCESS IMPROVEMENT AND THE SUCCESS OF
PROVIDENCE HOLY CROSS’ INPATIENT IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM
- Providence Health & Services : Immunization

The Patient Safety Huddle: One Step on Our Journey to Becoming a
High Reliability Organization
– Providence Health & Services : Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro (Application)

The Patient Safety Huddle: One Step on Our Journey to Becoming a
High Reliability Organization
– Providence Health & Services : Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro (Outline of Patient Safety Huddle)

RX for Safe Medication Therapy Across Care Transitions (M TACT) – Providence Health & Services : Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance (Application)

RX for Safe Medication Therapy Across Care Transitions (M TACT) – Providence Health & Services : Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance (Supplemental Information)

Massive Transfusion in a Community Hospital – Providence Health & Services : Providence Saint John’s Health Center (Application)

Massive Transfusion in a Community Hospital – Providence Health & Services : Providence Saint Johns Health Center (Protocols)

Boarding of Behavioral Health Patients in the Emergency Department – Providence Health & Services : Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Reducing Avoidable Readmissions – Queen of the Valley

ED Care Redesign Project Utilizes Queuing Theory and Lean Process Analysis in a Pediatric ED Leads to Improved Quality Metrics and Improved Patient Satisfaction – Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Accelerating a Culture of Patient Safety through Interactive Learning ; & Supporting Documentation – Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

Building a Reliability Infrastructure Through a Hand Hygiene Compliance Program – Sharp Health : Hand Hygiene

Eliminating Wrong-site, Wrong-procedure, and Wrong-patient errors (WSPEs) Through Commitment, Collaboration and Accountability – Sharp Health : Safe Surgical Procedure

Improving Sepsis Outcomes – Saint Joseph Hospital, Orange

Strategies to Reduce Wrong Site-Side Surgery/Procedure: Working toward Zero Harm - St. Jude Medical Center

Readmission Reduction – St. Jude Medical Center

Advanced Illness Management at Sutter Health - Sutter Health (Application)

Advanced Illness Management at Sutter Health - Sutter Health (Supplemental Material)

ICU Liberation: Implementing PAD Guidelines via the ABCDEF Bundle at 7 California Community Hospitals – Sutter Health

A LEAN Approach to Quality Dashboard Improvement across Nine General Acute Hospitals – Sutter Health Valley Area (Application)

A LEAN Approach to Quality Dashboard Improvement across Nine General Acute Hospitals – Sutter Health Valley Area (Supplemental Material)

Decreasing Sepsis Mortality at a Community Hospital – Sutter Health : Mills Peninsula Medical Center (Application)

Decreasing Sepsis Mortality at a Community Hospital – Sutter Health : Mills Peninsula Medical Center (Supporting Documents)

Applying the Science of High Reliability to Eliminate Patient Harm - Sutter Health Valley Area

Improving Patient Safety through Leadership Engagement – Temecula Valley Hospital

Use of Standardized Central Line Insertion Site Assessment (CLISA) Score Reduces Localized Inflammation and Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) – UC Irvine Health : CLABSI

Quality Improvement in Cardiopulmonary Bypass Surgery – UC Irvine Health : CPB Utilization 

Ensuring System Wide Best Practices for Pre-cleaning and Transportation of Endoscopes – UC Irvine Health : Endoscopes

Quality Improvement in ICU Blood Utilization – UC Irvine Health : ICU Blood

MULTIDISCIPLINARY MAINTENANCE CARE BUNDLE
INTEGRATED WITH
PATIENT ENGAGEMENT for CLABSI PREVENTION
– UC Irvine Health : Oncology Maintenance

Proactive Palliative Care in Intensive Care Units: An Interdisciplinary Quality Practice Innovation – UC Irvine Health : Palliative Care

Increasing Rapid Response Team Utilization Proves to be a Successful Strategy to Improve Patient Safety by Reducing Code Blue Rates and Code Mortality – UC Irvine Health : Code Blue Mortality

Journey to Eliminating Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections - Valley Children’s Hospital : CAUTI (Application)

Journey to Eliminating Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infections – Valley Children’s Hospital : CAUTI (Graph)

Increasing Transparency of Harm: Zero Hero Huddle – Valley Children’s Hospital : Zero Hero Huddle