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UNC Hospital’s 11th annual Quality Expo, organized by Performance Improvement & Patient Safety (PIPS), was held in the Bondurant lobby on October 17th and 18th. This year’s theme was, “Quality is Our Business,” and was organized as part of the National Association for Healthcare Quality’s Healthcare Quality Week.

Four IHQI Improvement Scholars and one Improvement Fellow presented posters at the Expo. Special recognition was given to the “Food Insecurity” and “Antibiotic Time Outs” projects, which were designated as “runners-up” for being “hot topics.”

IHQI congratulates all of our scholars on their achievements, and applauds PIPS for showcasing the outstanding work in quality improvement across UNC Hospitals.

“Early Sepsis Recognition and Intervention in Critical Care Transport,” Project Leads: Dameion Rutherford, RN CFRN, NREMT-P and Francis Castiller, MD

“A Food Insecurity Screening and Intervention Model for Hospitalized Family Medicine Patients at High Risk for Readmission: A Quality Improvement Initiative,” Project Leads: Amir Barzin, DO, MS and Jennifer Wills, MPPA, RDN

“Implementation of Antibiotic Time Outs at UNC Medical Center,” Project Lead: Zach Willis, MD

“Not Just Sticks and Stones: Geriatrics Bone Health Improvement Project,” Project Lead: Meredith Gilliam, MD, MPH

“Reducing Acute Kidney Injury from Nephrotoxic Medications in Hospitalized Patients,” Project Lead: William Stoudemire, MD