High-quality, high-value health care is a hallmark in Wisconsin. Hospital systems are improving quality, increasing efficiency and delivering value to employers and residents in their communities. This week we feature the work of Aspirus Medford Hospital and Clinics.
Small Group makes a Big Impact at Aspirus Medford
The following was shared with WHA quality department staff, as written by Nicole Kollmansberger, a surgical/quality RN, Aspirus Medford Hospital and Clinics, for their internal newsletter. Aspirus Medford is a participant in WHA’s Partners for Patients collaborative. According to Tom Kaster, WHA quality coordinator, "This is a great example of the passion and enthusiasm that can result when a staff works as a team to reduce patient harm." In addition, this illustrates for small hospitals measuring the "days between" events is more meaningful than only looking at rates – which can fluctuate greatly from month to month because of small numbers of patients. (Read more)