Pillars of Excellence Awards
Safety Pillar Winners
2020 Pillars of Excellence Award Winners
See the extraordinary work done by the 2020 Pillars of Excellence Award winners under the Safety Pillar.
Cameron Milbrandt, Sharp Coronado Hospital
Cameron implemented the “Last Monday Disaster Monday” training program to bring awareness to front-line staff on their role during a disaster. The monthly program includes mock disaster drills, opportunities to implement protocols and follow-up discussions. This proactive approach gives team members the ability to practice, allows the opportunity to voice concerns and talk through challenges before an actual disaster strikes. The hospital and employees have shown significant improvement in disaster preparedness and protocol compliance.
C-diff Infection Reduction, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
The C-diff Infection Reduction team deployed an all-hands-on-deck philosophy to reduce Sharp’s C-diff Infection rates, improving the care and outcomes for patients. Changes included a review and revision of current practices, staff and physician re-education efforts, a training program, and oversight and accountability processes to ensure ongoing compliance with the CDI Prevention Bundle. In the first five months of the pilot project, there was a 56 percent decrease in CDI and a 28 percent improvement in HCAHPS scores.
Safe Care of the Obstetrical Bariatric Patient, Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
The Labor and Delivery Unit Practice Council utilized innovative educational strategies to increase knowledge related to caring for obese obstetrical patients and decrease employee injuries. Hands-on trainings and an educational video were deployed to educate team members on Safe Mobilization tools and proper techniques to establish a safer environment. The change in practice resulted in a 77 percent reduction in strain injuries and an 88 percent reduction in reportable injuries.