Northwestern Medical Center honored with Leadership in Quality Award

first_imgNorthwestern Medical Center, Inc,Quorum Health Resources (QHR), the nation’s largest hospital management company and the seventh largest healthcare consulting firm in the United States, recently announced the winners of its 2011 Excellence in Leadership awards. Jill Berry Bowen, CEO of Northwestern Medical Center accepted the award for Leadership in Quality Initiatives on behalf of the hospital. Northwestern Medical Center has ‘taken leadership in Quality programs,’ said QHR President and CEO James L. Horrar, ‘In addition to achieving excellent quantitative results, this hospital has been an early adopter of Quality Improvement initiatives implementing; A “Quiet Culture Awareness” program in 2010; participating in a state Quality Program to reduce the number of avoidable admissions to the Emergency Room; and developing a Medical Home Model for Primary Care Services in conjunction with the state’s Blue Print for Health.’ ‘I feel very honored to have received this award on behalf of our staff,’ said Bowen. ‘This award recognizes all of the big and small initiatives we have going on here, and the combination of efforts that are making an impact on the clinical outcomes for our patients. Many of our initiatives have come directly from our staff, who truly care about the patient as a whole.’ The Quiet Culture Awareness program is an example of an initiative that came directly from staff, according to Bowen. The Quiet Culture program aims to raise awareness of noises in the hospital that may interfere with patients’ ability to rest. With greater awareness of sources of noise, staff now takes greater care when using noisy equipment, wearing loud shoes, talking near patient rooms, etc., in order to create a healing environment to patients to recover from illness, surgery, or injury. Reducing the number of avoidable admissions to the Emergency Department (ED) has been another quality initiative at NMC, in cooperation with the State of Vermont’s Act 49 Utilization Review efforts. This project is designed to decrease inappropriate or preventable visits to the ED. After a thorough assessment of ED visits over a twelve month period, the quality improvement team’s initial focus is working with a cohort of patients who each experienced between 16 and 71 ED visits within the past year. The Blueprint for Health is a state led program dedicated to achieving well coordinated and seamless health services, with an emphasis on prevention and wellness, for all Vermonters. The foundation of the Blueprint model is Advanced Primary Care that meets patients and families needs by coordinating seamlessly with a broad range of health and human services. NMC’s role in this initiative is to serve as the lead administrative entity, facilitating the work of committees and participation in the Blueprint at the local level. ‘Our quality initiatives exist not only within the walls of the hospital, but also in the community,’ said Bowen. ‘With initiatives like the Blueprint, we are bringing together teams to focus on the entire patient experience. As long as we are focused on quality care with the patient at the center of our decision making and our initiatives, it will continue to set us apart. We have an incredible team who are focused on making a difference.’ Northwestern Medical Center was one of four QHR hospitals receiving honors for Leadership in Quality Initiatives this year, and one of thirteen QHR hospitals receiving Excellence in Leadership honors, out of 150 QHR hospitals nationwide. For more information about Northwestern Medical Center, visit www.NorthwesternMedicalCenter.org(link is external).last_img read more

Historic gems add suburban sparkle

first_imgInside, the historic home includes decorative rendered gables and parapet, porch and window hoods, ornamental metalwork, geometric leadlight windows and terracotta roof tiles in a Marseilles pattern. It is listed for sale by expressions of interest.In Petrie Terrace, circa 1886 a duplex terrace home called Warriston is heritage-listed. Located at 2/27 St James St, the double storey terrace features a reception room with large dividing doors, perfect for a possible business opportunity.There is also a formal dining area with one of two original wood burning fireplaces, VJ boards, coloured glass windows, 3.6m high ceilings and broad verandas. The detached kitchen has modern appliances. 2/27 St James Street, Petrie TerraceThere are four bedrooms including a master bedroom that adjoins a spacious dressing room, a bathroom, a separate powder room and an internal laundry.It is listed for sale with Byrony O’Neill Estate Agents – Toowong.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoAnd in Bowen Hills, a heritage-listed, Victorian-style house known as King’s Lynn is the oldest surviving residence on Jeays St.Built circa 1886, it retains many of its original features including polished timber floors, original brickwork, high ceilings, timber fretwork details and the original fireplace. It sits on a 304sq m block and the Brisbane City Council Heritage Register notes it was built “prior to the introduction of light industry and is now the oldest surviving residence in Jeays Street”. This property is the oldest surviving residence on Jeays StIt is further noted that the property is a“remnant of the residential nature of this part of Bowen Hills in the 19th century, prior to the intrusion of light industry in the 20th century’’.It is on the market for offers over $990,000 and listed with Re/Max City. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59With many new homes springing up across Brisbane’s suburbs, it can be easy to forget that our relatively young city is still home to some historic gems,In New Farm, a Spanish mission-style home designed in 1928 by E.P. Trewern is on the market for the first time in two decades.Known asThe Ripples, the four-bedroom, landmark house, sits on 739sq m of riverfront land which was once part of Sir Samuel Griffith’s Merthyr estate. 17 Griffith St, New FarmListed with Matt Lancashire and Nicholas Given of Ray White New Farm, the house at 17 Griffith St is one of only 13 properties along the riverfront pocket to have a private pontoon with direct river access. last_img read more

West Indies rebuild after Brathwaite departs

first_imgBIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Rain held up England’s progress after Alastair Cook scored a superb 243 on the second day of the first Test against West Indies at Edgbaston yesterday.Cook’s 10-hour knock led the hosts to a first-innings total of 514 for eight declared and James Anderson dismissed Kraigg Brathwaite for a duck before the tourists battled to 44 for one in reply.Heavy rain curtailed the final session and West Indies will resume today 470 runs behind.Resuming on 348 for three in the first day-night Test in England, Cook and Dawid Malan smoothly extended their fourth-wicket partnership to 162.Kieran Powell fights hard as the weather closes in. (AFP)Cook reached his fourth Test double-century with a thick edge to the third man boundary off Kemar Roach, the former England captain’s 30th four.Malan, who recorded his first Test 50 in his third match, was out on the stroke of lunch for 65, edging spinner Roston Chase to Jermaine Blackwood at slip.Ben Stokes (10), Jonny Bairstow (18) and Moeen Ali (nought) fell in quick succession as England chased runs and Cook’s marathon vigil ended when he was trapped lbw by Chase, prompting the declaration.A callow West Indies batting lineup was always likely to struggle against England’s experienced pace bowling attack and Anderson had Brathwaite caught by wicketkeeper Bairstow for an eight-ball duck.Powell, dropped by Stokes at gully off Stuart Broad, and Hope battled through to tea without further loss and they extended their partnership in the first match of the three-Test series before heavy rain ended the day’s play.SCOREBOARDENGLAND 1st inningsA. Cook lbw b Chase 243M. Stoneman b Roach 8T. Westley lbw b Cummins 8J. Root b Roach 136D. Malan c Blackwood b Chase 65B. Stokes c Blackwood b Chase 10J. Bairstow b Holder 18M. Ali c K. Brathwaite b Chase 0T. Roland-Jones not out 6Extras: (lb-10, nb-7, w-3) 20Total: (for 8 wickets declared, 135.5 overs) 514Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-39, 3-287, 4-449, 5-466, 6-505, 7-506, 8-514.Bowling: K. Roach 28-8-86-2 (w-3), A. Joseph 22-3-109-0 (nb-2), M. Cummins 24-3-87-1 (nb-3), J. Holder 29.3-4-103-1 (nb-2), R. Chase 26.2-2-113-4, K. Brathwaite 6-0-6-0.WEST INDIES 1st inningsK. Brathwaite c Bairstow b Anderson 0K. Powell not out 18K. Hope not out 25Extras: (w-1) 1Total: (for 1 wicket, 16 overs) 44Fall of wickets: 1-0.Bowling: J. Anderson 8-2-17-1 (w-1), S. Broad 8-1-27-0.last_img read more