patient safety Archives
Study shows peer messaging tool can be successfully implemented in the nursing workforce
Jan. 3, 2023—A new study shows that a tool developed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to address disrespectful workplace behaviors through trained peer-to-peer messaging can be successfully implemented in the nursing workforce with the appropriate support.
Vanderbilt hospitals land high Leapfrog safety grades
Nov. 16, 2022—Multiple Vanderbilt Health hospitals have been recognized among the safest hospitals in the United States after receiving a fall 2022 safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.
Vanderbilt University Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital receive top safety grade from Leapfrog Group
May. 11, 2022—Both Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital have been recognized as being among the safest hospitals in the nation after receiving a spring 2022 safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.
VUMC celebrates National Patient Safety Awareness Week
Mar. 9, 2022—Vanderbilt University Medical Center will celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 13-19 with a series of events designed to spread awareness for patient safety throughout the Medical Center campus and its regional hospitals.
Green, Bennett to help lead adult patient safety efforts
Jan. 3, 2022—Jennifer Green, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, and surgeon Marc Bennett, MD, MMHC, professor of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery, have been appointed co-executive medical directors for patient safety for Vanderbilt University Hospital (VUH) and Clinics.
No such thing as a low-risk surgery for frail patients
Nov. 13, 2019—Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail patients, according to new research.
VUAH receives Leapfrog ‘A’ grade
Nov. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH) was recently awarded a fall 2018 patient safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog Group, placing the hospital among the safest in the nation.
Room-cleaning robots use UV radiation to zap microorganisms
Oct. 19, 2017—Germ-killing robots are being enlisted to further safeguard Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) patients from health care-associated infections.
Medication safety in the ICU
Sep. 19, 2017—Facilitated reporting of medication-related events in the intensive care unit can provide opportunities for optimizing quality of care and patient safety.
VUH achieves ‘A’ score in national survey of hospital patient safety efforts
Nov. 6, 2014—Vanderbilt University Hospital earned the highest possible grade recently in a nationwide survey of hospital patient safety.
VUMC tapped for FDA drug and medical device monitoring
Oct. 23, 2014—Vanderbilt University Medical Center is among a handful of organizations engaged to provide expertise and data to the Sentinel System, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration program designed to monitor the safety of drugs and medical devices that have reached market. Sentinel uses electronic health records and health care billing data to examine how patients...
VUH receives top safety score from Leapfrog Group
Apr. 29, 2014—Vanderbilt University Hospital recently earned a Spring 2014 patient safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog Group, a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage that works to encourage health care safety, quality and affordability. Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital data to produce a single score...