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Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC one of Top Hospitals in national patient safety survey
Date:10/2/2008

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  • How well do hospitals perform seven complex high-risk procedures and care for high-risk deliveries? The high-risk procedures are coronary artery bypass graft, percutaneous coronary intervention, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve replacement, pancreatic resection, esophagectomy and bariatic surgery.
  • Are hospital intensive care units staffed by qualified specialists?
  • Do hospitals have safety practices and policies advocated by the National Quality Forum to reduce harm and errors?

"Children's Hospital has been at the forefront of efforts by health care institutions to improve patient safety. In 2002, we became the first children's hospital in the country to adopt a CPOE system, and when we move to the new Children's Hospital in 2009, our order entry and inpatient and ambulatory medical records will be completely paperless," said Steven G. Docimo, vice president, Medical Affairs. "Our new hospital will further enable us to enhance patient safety by measures such as offering private inpatient rooms, which reduces the risk of infection. We're proud of the fact that the dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff to patient safety has been recognized by Leapfrog."

A study published in the June 2008 issue of the Journal of Quality and Patient Safety found that hospitals that perform well on the Leapfrog Hospital Survey have lower mortality and better quality of care than those that either didn't perform as well on the survey or that chose not to complete it.

"Top Hospitals demonstrate an exceptional level of performance and serve as models for other hospitals," said Leah Binder, CEO, The Leapfrog Group. "However, all participating hospitals deserve praise for their willingness to raise the veil on how well they perform."


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Contact: Marc Lukasiak
marc.lukasiak@chp.edu
412-692-7919
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
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