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Nursing Data on Patient Safety in California Will Expand to Include Two Pacific Northwest States
Date:12/11/2008

Washington and Oregon Nursing Executives Will Infuse Additional Funding and Extensive Collaboration to Strengthen Research and Reporting Tools

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Nursing Outcomes Coalition Database Project launches a new strategic alliance! CALNOC will significantly expand its membership with hospitals from Washington and Oregon as it launches a new strategic alliance with the Northwest Organization of Nurse Executives (NWONE) - more than 350 nurse leaders in Washington and Oregon.

CALNOC was the nation's first ongoing regional database for nursing-sensitive quality measurement related to hospital performance and patient safety.In recognition of its growth and expansion from a regional database to a national database, the CALNOC brand will now operate under the name Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC).

"Our partnership with NWONE will enrich the nursing data collected and produce invaluable information that will guide staffing to optimize patient care quality and performance improvement in hospitals throughout California and the Northwest," said Mary Foley, RN, MSN, CALNOC Director of Education and assistant director, UCSF School of Nursing Center for Nursing Research and Innovations. "We cannot be more pleased with this collaboration and the talent and expertise that our nursing leader counterparts and their hospitals in Oregon and Washington will bring to our collective efforts to achieve the shared vision of clinical excellence."

CALNOC nursing-sensitive quality indicators and Web-based customizable reports have become integral tools for hospital quality, safety and performance improvement since the project was established in 1996 by California nurse leaders with grant funds from the American Nurses Association and California hospitals. As the first ongoing nursing quality database, CALNOC's mission is to bu
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