High-performing Risk Manager with 15 years of health care experience throughout Trumbull Memorial Hospital
Merged a risk program and patient safety program to one effective and efficient risk/patient safety program at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Completed two premium credit reports and both reports exceeded corporate average. Successful completion of risk assessment and action plans for each department in the facility. Developed and implemented successful action plans: action plan for falls resulted in an 83% reduction in injury from falls from prior year, action plan for pressure ulcers successfully remains below bench mark for hospital acquired pressure ulcers, hand-off communication action plan increasing awareness, reporting and emergency department had a 50% improvement in completion of SBAR forms. Worked closely with Chief Quality Officer (CQO), medical records, physicians and staff in reduction of all hospital acquired conditions from 17 in 2011 to 5 in 2012. Proactively embraces change and demonstrates a positive attitude in the midst of implementing and managing change. Worked closely with CQO on several successfulOhio Department of Health and Joint Commission Surveys. Builds positive, trusting, collaborative relationships with staff, peers, other disciplines, ancillary services, physicians and vendors. Instrumental in staff education and successful implementation of the Event Reporting System and scoring of events all part of being part of a Higher Reliable Organization in the Patient Safety Organization and placing safety first. Worked closely with CQO and Chief Medical Officer in review of all incident reports and scoring of Serious Safety Events. Successful clinical analytical review of incidents and development of potential claim events. Consistently works to maintain high standard for quality care and performance improvement within the hospital by participating in several committees, chair of the Patient Safety Committee, actively attending staff unit meetings and maintains open communication throughout the hospital. Involves multiple departments and disciplines in establishing plans, processes and mechanisms that compromise the patient safety activities at the hospital resulting in improvements in the following areas: completion of first open chest drill, GI scope storage cabinets, all morphine patients monitored with pulse-oximetry, screening for stop-bang assessments, consistent documentation of temperature and humidity for surgical rooms, house officer called for all falls, fall mats, yellow slipper socks, fire safety education to all surgical staff and surgeons, implementation of surgicount, 2012 high reliability education, moderate sedation order sets for the emergency department, improvement of flashing in all surgical areas, an overall increase in reporting of incidents.
Developed an effective Infection Control Program at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Worked directly with managers and staff to greatly improve hospital acquired infections throughout the facility. Revised the entire Infection Control Policy Manual. Worked closely with previous Risk Manager on several Risk Assessments and Action Plans. Promotes best practices that involve infection control and risk/patient safety. Spearheaded the Flu Vaccination Program "Flu Fighter", Hand Hygiene "Black Light Challenge", Scrub the Hub, I Believe in Zero CLABSI, Zero VAP and Cleaning of Equipment Between Patients. Implemented a system to improve communication of isolation patients on the patients face sheet. Completed several initiatives involving C Diff, MRSA, and CLABSI. Developed several educational pamphlets for patients and families. Participated in several committees and Co-chair the Infectious Disease Committee.
Currently pursuing MBA in Health Care
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