St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center: Spreading TCAB

Dates of Project: November 2009–April 2013

Eddie A. Perez, MHA, RN, helps spread the Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) improvement process throughout St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, N.J.—and beyond.

Story Told: Initially a TCAB skeptic, Perez became a true believer in this bottom-up approach to hospital improvement when he saw the difference it made in one nursing unit at St. Joseph’s.

Perez, nursing director of the hospital’s medical–surgical division, pushed to spread the TCAB approach throughout St. Joseph’s and now heads an effort by the New Jersey Council of Magnet Organizations to expand TCAB across the state.

"We didn't wait until we perfected what it is that we learned. We kind of just jumped in and learned as we went." TCAB “has really become part of our nursing care model.”

From skeptic to acolyte, Eddie A. Perez is helping to spread Transforming Care at the Bedside across NJ.

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