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A Food and Nutrition team creates an environment where employees feel free to voice their opinions and ideas—and can expect action to be taken on their input.
The team worked with Imaging department staff to identify patients overdue for breast cancer screenings and to help fast-track their mammogram appointments.
Listening to the "voice of the customer" is the key to getting results.
This pharmacy team reduced the cost of expired medications by 90 percent after partnering with data specialists to identify and remove outdated drugs from the shelf.
This outpatient pharmacy team saved more than $1 million in five months by increasing bulk purchasing and ordering just the right amount—no more, no less—of high-cost medications for members.
Adhering to important guidelines to keep patients safe and healthy after surgery was high after this team educated staff and coordinated with pharmacists and other teams to ensure compliance.
Pediatrics department identified asthmatic patients and explained the benefits of inhaled corticosteroids, increasing the number of refills for patients who needed them.
The pharmacy posted laminated cards of commonly used drugs, they made deliveries 15 minutes early, and color-coded bins of new meds to distinguish from discontinued meds.
It takes a team to speed up the line and keep the customer happy.
The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy team achieved 3 ½ years without a workplace injury by training staff as ergonomic assessors and implementing peer safety rounds.
Pharmacy team fills 89 percent of prescriptions in 15 minutes, and improves patient satisfaction scores 5.7 percent in one year.
Pharmacy team does better than regional goal, filling 88 percent of high-priority prescriptions promptly.
Overtime use dropped by 75 percent, with an initial cost savings of $180,000.