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Extraordinary Care - Niagara Health Area of FoucsEXTRAORDINARY CARE

The initiatives are:

Patient Flow Efforts

Greater focus on estimated date of discharge, Alternate Level of Care patients and Medical Short Stay Units, among other initiatives, has helped reduce the Emergency Department length-of-stay for admitted patients.

Best Possible Medication History

We implemented the Best Possible Medication History process to make sure accurate and comprehensive medication information is communicated during care transitions for all of our patients. As well, Niagara Health is the only hospital in Canada and one of 18 in North America, to be selected to participate an important medication study called MARQUIS which, aims to develop better ways for medications to be prescribed, documented, and reconciled accurately and safely in hospital.

Year one update for 2016-17:

Percentage of patients with medications reconciled
Target: 90% | Current: 86.1%

Safe sharing and exchange of information

We’re collaborating with patients and their families to develop new ways to improve the safe sharing and exchange of information between all of our healthcare providers and teams, especially during care transitions. We’re introducing more regular rounding. This means when nurses and other interprofessional team members check in on patients, they’ll make sure to assess each patient’s personal needs, position, pain, possessions and pumps, to inform their plan of care.

Helpful Resources

Strategic Plan 2016-2026

Plan stratégique 2016-2026


More Proud Moments

While we look forward to future accomplishments, we're also reflecting on some of our extraordinary achievements in 2016. Read more about our 2016 Proud Moments here.

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