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2024

KHC Office Hours - Advanced Directives are for the Living - Improving Workflows in Your Organization

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24
2024

KHC Office Hours - PFAC: Are Your Teams Engaged?

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Summit on Quality 2024

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  • F.W. Huston Medical Center Focuses on the Individual Patient to Reduce Readmissions

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    F.W. Huston is a 25 bed Critical Access Hospital in Winchester, in Northeast Kansas and is a member hospital in the Compass HQIC Network. When Nancy Martin, a former employee of F.W. Huston Medical Center, returned to the hospital as Director of Nursing in August of 2022, she noticed some trends in care transitions that were attributed to an increase in readmissions. Patients were returning to F.W. Huston or other hospitals after hospital discharge in cases where it seemed preventable. Nancy and the F.W. Huston Team would embark on a quality improvement project that after nearly one year has made strides in process improvements, yet admittedly is still under construction.

  • HQIC is My Compass Campaign

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    The Compass HQIC Network is a community of outstanding healthcare professionals like you, who actively contribute efforts every day to improve patient safety and strengthen best practices. To help inspire other healthcare professionals, KHC and the Compass HQIC team invite you to share what fuels your passion for healthcare. As part of the Hospital Quality Improvement initiative, we are asking you to share your “why” in 1-2 sentences on one of the flyers  

  • Nemaha Valley Community Hospital Addresses Health Equity in Local Amish Community

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    In April 2017, church elders from the nearby Amish community met with two physicians and a social worker from Nemaha Valley Community Hospital (NVCH) to discuss concerns about recent poor birth outcomes in both mothers and babies in the local Amish community.  A meeting between physicians and church elders to solve health care issues is not the norm in healthcare, but in this case, was the most logical and culturally appropriate means to address an issue, which was vital to both the Amish community and the hospital.

  • November 2023 Compass HQIC Update

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    Data Reminder
    September 2023 data is due November 15, 2023. Contact your Quality Improvement Advisor if you have questions or concerns about data submission.
  • Register for 2023 KHC Office Hours

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    This KHC is offering both a series for HQIC Hospitals and for clinics.
     

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  • Rooks County Health Center partners with community stakeholders to address workforce challenges

    In March 2022, the American Hospital Association urged Congress to address workforce issues affecting health care facilities1. AHA called those workforce issues “a national emergency that demands immediate attention from all levels of government and workable solutions." According to the Kansas Hospital Association’s 2022 Workforce Report2vacancy and turnover rates in 2021 for licensed practical nurses and staff nurses were higher than in all previous years dating back to 2013. Statewide, overall employee turnover rate for surveyed health care positions averaged 19%, with the highest turnover rates for housekeepers (33%), food service workers/dietary aids (31%) and Certified Nursing Assistants (29%).

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  • Rooks County Health Center partners with community stakeholders to address workforce challenges

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    In March 2022, the American Hospital Association urged Congress to address workforce issues affecting health care facilities1. AHA called those workforce issues “a national emergency that demands immediate attention from all levels of government and workable solutions." According to the Kansas Hospital Association’s 2022 Workforce Report2vacancy and turnover rates in 2021 for licensed practical nurses and staff nurses were higher than in all previous years dating back to 2013. Statewide, overall employee turnover rate for surveyed health care positions averaged 19%, with the highest turnover rates for housekeepers (33%), food service workers/dietary aids (31%) and Certified Nursing Assistants (29%).

  • Rural Kansas Community Collaborates in Response to Local Opioid Crisis

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    More than one million people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose.1 In 2021, 106,699 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States. The age-adjusted rate of overdose deaths increased by 14% from 2020 (28.3 per 100,000) to 2021 (32.4 per 100,000).

  • Rural Kansas Community Collaborates in Response to Local Opioid Crisis

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    More than one million people have died since 1999 from a drug overdose.1 In 2021, 106,699 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States. The age-adjusted rate of overdose deaths increased by 14% from 2020 (28.3 per 100,000) to 2021 (32.4 per 100,000).

  • Success Story

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    Nemaha Valley Community Hospital (NVCH) partnered
    with church elders to improve birth outcomes in both
    mothers and babies in the local Amish community. 
     

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  • Summit on Quality 2023

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  • Webinar - Collecting SDOH Data from Patients: A Review of Three Methods

     

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    Collecting Social Drivers of Health Data from Patients: A Review of Three Methods
    September 26, 2023
    1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CST
     
    Target Audience
    Quality Performance Improvement Professionals, Nursing Directors/Leaders, Operational Directors/Leaders