Announcing the FY18 Children’s Quality Goals

Children’s Services continues to emphasize safe and high-quality patient care as the focus of our clinical care mission. To this end, The Children’s Improvement Council was formed in January of this year and already has been hard at work.

This Council has approved 3 pediatric-focused improvement goals for FY18. Active, formal improvement work will begin in July to address these goals:

1. Enhance Medication Safety-Improve the Discharge Medication Process

2. Implement a Standard Discharge Process

3. Reduce Anesthesia Time for Children in the OR

Improvement in all three areas will require the engagement and full support of all Children’s staff and physicians. Goal-specific teams are in place to ensure that effective changes are identified and implemented hospital-wide. Most of you will be involved in some way with recommending or testing potential changes. Ongoing communication will be provided in multiple formats.

Thank you, as always, for providing such excellent patient care in our Children’s Hospital and continuing our significant track record of improvement activity. While the improvement activities focused on our 3 FY 18 goals represent NC Children’s priorities we expect our current improvement activities to continue and priorities will be re-evaluated regularly.

We thank you for your time, effort and willingness to participate in these improvement efforts.

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