Women's and Children's Division Recognized at Maryland Patient Safety Conference
Clinical and administrative leadership of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) Women’s and Children’s Services division were recently honored at the 8th annual Maryland Patient Safety Conference in Baltimore.
The team was recognized for providing innovative solutions to keeping patients safe, and in turn was named to the 2012 Circle of Honor for Patient Safety Innovation for their Late Pre-term Infant Initiative. The initiative reduced the percentage of Neonatal ICU (NICU) admissions and Pediatric readmissions for late preterm infants (between 34 & 36.6 weeks). After process changes using evidenced-based education and clinical guidelines, NICU admissions at Peninsula Regional were reduced from 33% to 22% and an 11% readmission rate to Pediatrics was reduced from 11% to 0% within 10 days of birth.
PRMC was one of eight hospitals presented Circle of Honor recognition by the Maryland Patient Safety Center. The team’s Late Pre-term Infant Initiative also won the prestigious Peninsula Regional Medical Center Chairman’s Award in 2011.