Avoidable Hospitalizations in Cuyahoga County Fall by Nearly 3,000 for Patients with Common Cardiovascular Conditions, Saving More than $20 million
January 30, 2013 | News Release
Avoidable hospitalizations in Cuyahoga County, Ohio—one of RWJF’s Aligning Forces for Quality communities—fell by nearly 3,000 for patients with common cardiovascular conditions, saving more than $20 million in health care costs.
Improvement Needed: Study Finds Little Progress in Participation of Early-Career Registered Nurses in Hospital Quality Improvement Activities
January 23, 2013 | News Release
“Nurses Are an Important Resource in Efforts to Improve Care and Patient Outcomes, and That Resource Needs to be Optimized”
New Study Shows Improving Nurses’ Work Environments and Staffing Ratios Can Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Medicare Patients
January 10, 2013 | News Release
A study in the current issue of Medical Care suggests that improving nurses’ work environment can help to reduce Medicare readmissions.
January 2, 2013 | News Release
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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards $2.1 Million in Grants to Improve Care, Reduce Costs for Most Expensive Patients
October 11, 2012 | News Release
RWJF awards $2.1 million in grants to solve the problem of "super-utilizers."
October 3, 2012 | News Release
New study indicates nurses' assessments of care accurately reflect hospital quality.
New Study Finds Combination of Strategies and Practices Can Dramatically Reduce Deadly and Costly Infections Associated with Hospital Stays
September 13, 2012 | News Release
A new study reveals that combining several tested and proven practices for preventing central line associated bloodstream infections with a program to improve safety, teamwork and communication, can dramatically reduce the infection rates.
August 28, 2012 | News Release
Interdisciplinary study affirms vital role of nurses in ensuring patient safety, focuses on work environment factors that improve health and fiscal outcomes.
July 31, 2012 | News Release
Ninety percent of hospitals in prestigious Aligning Forces for Quality program avoided hundreds of readmissions, improved patient safety by addressing language barriers, and improved timely care in emergency departments.
July 11, 2012 | News Release
Nursing Alliance for Quality Care kicks off effort to put the patient relationship at the cornerstone of patient safety and quality.