Quality Patient Safety and Risk Prevention Archives
Nov. 10, 2021—Vanderbilt University Hospital has again been recognized among the safest hospitals in the nation after receiving a fall 2021 safety grade of “A” from the Leapfrog group.
Aug. 30, 2021—Ronald Alvarez, MD, MBA, chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, has been named executive medical director for Performance Excellence for Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention (QSRP), serving as a physician leader for quality and safety measures.
Jul. 2, 2020—Jenny Slayton, MSN, RN, who has served as Vice President of Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention since 2016, is being promoted to Senior Vice President for Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention.
Feb. 1, 2018—Using technology developed here, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) has organized a large database of children who are deaf or hard of hearing that combines data from 48 programs in four countries — about 7,000 children so far.
Feb. 15, 2017—Recording and analyzing patient and family reports about rude and disrespectful behavior can identify surgeons with higher rates of surgical site infections and other avoidable adverse outcomes, according to a study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators in collaboration with six other major academic health systems.
Dec. 10, 2015—At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a recent urgent drug recall of a specific epinephrine auto-injection device elicited a quick communications strategy to protect affected patients seen by Vanderbilt Medical Group providers.
Apr. 24, 2014—In May, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will launch a survey of clinical staff and faculty to assess attitudes and perceptions regarding patient safety at the Medical Center.