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Sanford Choosen as One of 68 Hospitals to Participate in Project to Improve Patient Care

The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) announced today that 68 hospitals have been selected to participate in a two-year project to improve patient care.

The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) announced today that 68 hospitals have been selected to participate in a two-year project to improve patient care. In January, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) awarded almost $1 million to AONE to work with 50 hospitals nationwide on sharing lessons learned from Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB), a project originally launched in 2003 by RWJF and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Due to the caliber of the applications received, AONE invited additional hospitals to participate.

"AONE members at these 68 hospitals are leading their staff in the journey of transformation that will ultimately result in improved patient care and nurse leadership at the bedside," said Linda Q. Everett, PhD, RN, CNAA, BC, FAAN, president of AONE. "We are extremely proud of these hospitals who have committed to join AONE and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in our TCAB dissemination project."

TCAB is a national program designed to improve the quality and safety of patient care on medical and surgical units, to increase the vitality and retention of nurses and to improve the effectiveness of the entire care team. Participating hospitals will be taught the basic TCAB principles of the TCAB innovation process with a focus on nurse managers and team training. The program engages nurses to develop interventions and design new processes that improve care and lead to better staff morale. AONE will disseminate a set of practical, easy-to-use tools to help hospitals redesign delivery of care processes to improve patient care.

"We are excited about the hospitals that have been selected to participate in TCAB through AONE’s leadership," said Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, senior program officer at RWJF. "These additional sites will continue the spread of interventions that ensure quality patient care."

The following hospitals will participate in AONE’s two-year project that begins this month:

    DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa
    University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile

    Alaska Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Denali Center, Fairbanks

    Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix
    Yuma Regional Medical Center, Yuma

    Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, Little Rock

    Department of Veterans Affairs, Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Los Angeles
    Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale
    John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek
    Palomar Pomerado Health, San Diego
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco

    Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins

    Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland
    Mercy Hospital, Miami
    University Community Hospital, Tampa

    Maui Memorial Medical Center, Wailuku

    St. Luke’s Health System, Boise

    Blessing Hospital, Quincy
    Edward Hospital, Naperville
    FHN, Freeport
    Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood
    MacNeal Hospital, Berwyn
    Memorial Medical Center, Springfield
    OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington

    Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie
    Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington
    Columbus Regional Hospital, Columbus
    Community Hospital East, Indianapolis

    Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo
    Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines, Des Moines
    Genesis Medical Center, Davenport

    Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Baton Rouge

    Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore
    Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore 

    Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge
    Children’s Hospital, Boston
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
    MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham
    Saint Anne’s Hospital, Fall River
    South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth

    Oakwood Healthcare, Inc., Dearborn

    St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud

    Missouri Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City

    New Jersey
    Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood
    Somerset Medical Center, Somerville

    New York
    Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira
    Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx
    Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Buffalo
    St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany

    Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati
    Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
    Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton
    Lake Hospital System, Painesville
    Samaritan Regional Health System, Ashland

    St. John Medical Center, Tulsa
    Valley View Regional Hospital, Ada

    South Dakota
    Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton
    Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls 

    Johnson City Medical Center, Johnson City
    Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, Germantown

    San Jacinto Methodist Hospital, Baytown

    Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria
    Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg
    Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond

    St. John Medical Center, Longview

    Wisconsin Hudson Hospital, Hudson
    Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee

    Wyoming Medical Center, Casper

About RWJF
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) focuses on the pressing health and health care issues facing our country. As the nation's largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to improving the health and health care of all Americans, the Foundation works with a diverse group of organizations and individuals to identify solutions and achieve comprehensive, meaningful and timely change. For more than 30 years the Foundation has brought experience, commitment, and a rigorous, balanced approach to the problems that affect the health and health care of those it serves. When it comes to helping Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need, the Foundation expects to make a difference in your lifetime.

About AONE
The American Organization of Nurse Executives, a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association is a national organization of over 5,000 nurse leaders who design, facilitate, and manage care. The organization provides leadership, professional development, advocacy, and research in order to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence, and shape health care public policy.