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Memorial Medical Center ICU recognized for top performance

Posted by on May 2, 2017 | 0 comments

Sutter Health’s Memorial Medical Center Intensive Care Unit has been recognized by the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) as the Top Overall Performer for the West Coast Region of the United States. This achievement is a result of Memorial’s participation in the SCCM’s ICU Liberation ABCDEF Bundle Improvement Collaborative – a national project aimed at improving outcomes for ICU patients and their families.

“Our MMC Inter-professional team has been working together for 18 months to implement the ABCDEF Bundle of care,” said Terry Lynch,  Clinical Nurse Educator for Memorial’s ICU, “and we have seen the level of care and the outcomes for our patients and families improve steadily over that time. While the patient outcomes are the most important goal, we are honored to know that the Society of Critical Care Medicine recognized our efforts as the best overall for the West Coast Region.”

The collaborative of 67 Hospitals nationally – 23 in the Western Region alone – have been on the cutting edge of ICU care and patient centered management utilizing a bundle of best practices known as the “ABCDEF bundle.” The bundle focuses on improving performance in the following areas:

  • A: Assess, prevent, and manage pain
  • B: Both SAT + SBT (Spontaneous Awakening Trial + Spontaneous Breathing Trial)
  • C: Choice of analgesia and sedation
  • D: Delirium – assess, prevent and manage
  • E: Early Mobility and Exercise
  • F: Family Engagement

“Our ICU team, just like everyone in our medical center, is dedicated to continuous improvement,” said Daryn Kumar, MMC chief executive officer. “We are all extremely proud of the work the team has put into implementing the ABCDEF bundle, and are grateful to them for their commitment to helping our patients and their families.”

Memorial’s ICU performed so well in implementing the bundle that they were awarded the following:

  1. Western Region Top Overall ABCDEF Bundle Compliance/Performance Award
  2. Top A Bundle Performance Award
  3. Top C Bundle Performance Award

Sutter Medical Foundation recognized with the AMGA Foundation Star Award

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 | 0 comments

Sacramento, CA –  Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF) received the 2017 Foundation Star Award from the AMGA Foundation at their annual Donor Appreciation Reception March 24. SMF was one of 21 member organizations recognized this year.

The award is given to members for participation in four or more AMGA Foundation initiatives: applying for the Acclaim Award, participating in one or more Best Practices Learning Collaboratives, taking part in the AMGA national campaigns Measure Up/Pressure Down® or Together 2 Goal®, and donating to the Foundation.

“We are pleased to recognize leading organizations with the distinguished Foundation Star award for their passion for high performance health as well as their commitment to our Foundation,” said Jerry Penso, M.D., M.B.A., president of AMGA Foundation and chief medical and quality officer of AMGA. “Together we are revolutionizing health care by identifying, implementing, and sharing data-driven best practices that provide millions of patients the safest, most efficient, and most effective care possible.”

“We are happy to accept the Foundation Star Award recognizing our efforts,” said Theresa Frei, Sutter Medical Foundation chief executive officer. “At SMF, those initiatives included our participation in Measure Up/Pressure Down®, an AMGA national campaign to improve blood pressure control. Our care team’s focus on obtaining an appropriate blood pressure screening for each of our patients gives our clinicians important data, so they can in turn provide tools to help people lower their blood pressure.”

Sutter Medical Foundation is also currently involved with the AMGA’s Together 2 Goal® campaign, aimed at improving the lives of people living with Type 2 Diabetes. Read More