St. Luke’s nursing receives Hospital Engagement Network Award

Published 9:58 am Friday, March 15, 2013

“With the right tools and resources, infections which can be fatal can be prevented,” said Dr. Holleman. “This project gives us a framework in practical ways that help us provide the safest care possible for our patients.”

The initiatives set forth by the HEN combine clinical best practices with an understanding of the science of safety, improved safety culture, and an increased focus on teamwork.

“This helps all of us, doctors, nurses, and other members of the clinical team, understand how to identify safety problems and gives us the tools to tackle these problems that threaten the safety of our patients,” Dr. Holleman added.

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“Dr. Holleman is to be commended for this excellent award,” said Brooks. “Also, our Infection Preventionist Lori Rothell has done an exceptional job implementing and monitoring best practices, ensuring our nursing staff provide excellent care to keep the lines clean and free from infection once they are in.”

Patient safety and infection prevention are top priorities at St. Luke’s Hospital where patients receive exceptional care, close to home.

– article submitted by Jennifer Wilson