Patient Blood Management Program Wins Top Patient Safety & Quality Award

By November 6, 2017

Congratulations to Katy Loos, MSN, CRNP, RN, SpecialtyCare’s Patient Blood Management Specialist/Director and the team at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals for receiving the 2017 Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Award from The Health Care Improvement Foundation. Our submission, “Implementation of a Patient Blood Management Program,” outlines the integration of patient blood management (PBM) as a daily, embedded quality improvement strategy at TJUH.

The project was evaluated on evidence of significant and sustained improvement in quality, patient safety, innovation, and the potential for replication in other healthcare organizations. As an outsourced provider of PBM implementation, we are thrilled to share in TJUH’s success and we applaud its leadership and organizational commitment to improvement.

Watch this video from the award presentation to see how the PBM program significantly decreased blood product wastage and utilization, length of stay, and sepsis at TJUH. You can learn more about the additional benefits of the program at our blog.


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