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National nursing award to be presented to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley

02-18-2013

Lisa Aurilio, vice president of patient services/chief nursing officer for Akron Children’s Hospital, will present the nursing staff at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley with the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) for outstanding nursing excellence.

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley was awarded the honor for decreasing its blood stream infection rate for very low birth weight infants, a leading cause of disease and death for premature babies, by 30 percent by implementing evidence-based best practices for central venous catheter insertion and maintenance processes across its five neonatal sites.

The honorees were identified by researchers from among more than 1,900 hospitals — about one-third of U.S. hospitals — that report results to NDNQI and measure their performance against other NDNQI hospitals regionally, statewide and nationwide. The six awardees demonstrated superior results and sustained improvement in patient outcomes that are tied to the quality of nursing services and nurse work environment factors. A total of 17 clinical process and patient outcome measures are evaluated to determine overall quality. The other winners are Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.; St. Francis Hospital – The Heart Center, Roslyn, N.Y.; Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, San Diego, Calif.; Craig Hospital, Englewood, Colo.; and Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colo. 

NDNQI, a program of the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) National Center for Nursing Quality® (NCNQ®), tracks a broad range of outcomes that indicate the quality of nursing services, such as hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, patient falls, and infections. It also establishes links between patient outcomes and nurse staffing characteristics, such as nursing care hours, education level, certification, and turnover. NDNQI allows nursing units to compare their performance to similar units at other hospitals and use the data to set benchmarks for excellence.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.

WHERE:

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley
Beeghly Campus
Lobby of Building D
6505 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio
     

Lisa Aurilio, vice president of patient services/chief nursing officer for Akron Children’s Hospital, will present the nursing staff at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley with the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) for outstanding nursing excellence.

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley was awarded the honor for decreasing its blood stream infection rate for very low birth weight infants, a leading cause of disease and death for premature babies, by 30 percent by implementing evidence-based best practices for central venous catheter insertion and maintenance processes across its five neonatal sites.

The honorees were identified by researchers from among more than 1,900 hospitals — about one-third of U.S. hospitals — that report results to NDNQI and measure their performance against other NDNQI hospitals regionally, statewide and nationwide. The six awardees demonstrated superior results and sustained improvement in patient outcomes that are tied to the quality of nursing services and nurse work environment factors. A total of 17 clinical process and patient outcome measures are evaluated to determine overall quality. The other winners are Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.; St. Francis Hospital – The Heart Center, Roslyn, N.Y.; Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, San Diego, Calif.; Craig Hospital, Englewood, Colo.; and Rose Medical Center, Denver, Colo.

NDNQI, a program of the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) National Center for Nursing Quality® (NCNQ®), tracks a broad range of outcomes that indicate the quality of nursing services, such as hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, patient falls, and infections. It also establishes links between patient outcomes and nurse staffing characteristics, such as nursing care hours, education level, certification, and turnover. NDNQI allows nursing units to compare their performance to similar units at other hospitals and use the data to set benchmarks for excellence.

WHEN: Friday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley
Beeghly Campus
Lobby of Building D
6505 Market Street
Boardman, Ohio
 

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