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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.
Establishing reward and recognition programs for good attendance helps this team reduce the number of sick days taken.
A Med/Surg unit set up designated bins in operating rooms for blue wrap recycling and educated staff about proper use, helping save money and protect our earth.
This Pediatrics department identified persistent asthmatics and helped them manage their chronic condition better.
Last-minute sick calls decrease when this team focused on all the options available for balancing work and life.
This oncology department's service scores went up when it corrected wrong numbers, added voice mail and made other improvements.
When this mother/baby unit instituted a regular nap time, moms got more rest and the success for breastfeeding increased.
The maternity team's laser-focus on pain management helps it keep service scores high. standardized pain medication schedules, communicated when next meds were scheduled, and reinforced the "no-pass" policy.
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.
The histology team clarified their log sheets, discussed their goals and set deadlines, and double-checked the logs to ensure quality.
Lab identified the process, created a process map with highlighted photos and standardized tasks, and placed laminated copies around the lab.
Food services included Mrs. Dash seasoning packets with meals, wrote scripts to explain the idea, and informed patients about diet options.
More patients pledged to get screeings after members of this team began a strategic outreach campaign.