Mount Carmel Health System Finalist for Ohio Patient Safety Institute Best Practice Award
Columbus – March 18, 2013 – The Ohio Patient Safety Institute (OPSI) has recognized Mount Carmel Health System as a finalist for it’s Best Practice Award.
The recognition is for the system’s implementation of an Obstetrical In situ simulation project. This project is part of an evidence-based teaching method that involves improving teamwork and communication, reducing patient harm and evaluating processes on the unit.
This training improves maternal-fetal safety in hospitals. Mount Carmel demonstrated a dramatic statistical improvement with more than 98% of the obstetrical staff participating in these activities,
“Mount Carmel is honored to be recognized for our efforts to improve patient safety,” said Richard Streck, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Mount Carmel. “The In situ benefits our clinical teams and improves the patient safety during and after delivery.”
The OPSI Best Practice Award program recognizes programs that have demonstrated a focus on improving patient safety in a health care setting, while incorporating regional and national patient safety benchmarks and remaining unique to the Ohio health care market. Mount Carmel was one of nearly sixty applicants for the award in which only five finalists were named.