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Adopting Best Safety Practices

The Joint Commission: National Patient Safety Goals
Each year the Joint Commission issues a set of national patient safety goals (NPSG) designed to improve safety in accredited hospitals and other health facilities across the country. We strive to achieve full compliance with each and every NPSG.

The Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety and National Quality Forum Safe Practices
The Leapfrog Group, a consortium of Fortune 500 companies and other purchasers sponsored by the Business Roundtable, launched a national effort in November 2000 with a goal of triggering “leaps” in quality, customer service and affordability. The Leapfrog Group adopted the National Quality Forum's safe practices as goals for hospitals to achieve.

These leaps were chosen because scientific evidence shows that they reduce unnecessary deaths and injury. Each year Leapfrog asks hospitals if they have implemented these "leaps" in quality and safety practices. Gwinnett Medical Center is working to achieve full compliance with each of the safe practices and voluntarily reports its progress to the Leapfrog Group.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement: Patient Safety Initiatives
The 5 Million Lives Campaign is an initiative to protect patients from 5 million incidents of medical harm over the next two years. Gwinnett Medical Center is committed to this endeavor!

In addition, we are an IMPACT hospital. With this involvement with IHI, we are working to improve flow through our hospital system with the Inpatient Flow Collaborative as well as working to improve our mortality rate through the Mortality Collaborative.

We believe that strong leadership, combined with improvement work on the front line, enables our organization to attain and sustain real change. The collective knowledge of IMPACT members, coupled with IHI’s improvement expertise and guidance, gives IMPACT organizations a potent framework for taking action and a powerful lever for achieving, sustaining and spreading breakthrough improvements.

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