Becker's Clinical Quality & Infection Control

September 2017 Issue of Becker's Clinical

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September 2017 • Vol. 2017 No. 5 BECKER'S Infection Control & Clinical Quality Becker's Hospital Review 6 th Annual CEO + CFO Roundtable November 13-15, 2017 Westin Michigan Avenue | Chicago, Illinois 112 Great Health System Executives Speaking with 122 Speakers Total 67 CEOs and 26 CFOs from Great Hospitals and Health Systems Speaking To learn more & register, visit: SAVE THE DATE Inside The Issue Swedish Health CEO Dr. Guy Hudson Overhauls Concurrent Surgery Policy p. 8 Physicians Rarely Clean Stethoscopes Between Patients, Study Finds p. 10 Patients See Empathetic Physicians as More Competent p. 20 6 Findings on Antibiotic Stewardship Programs at US Hospitals p. 29 CMS to Punish More Than 2.5k Hospitals for 30-Day Readmissions: 7 Things to Know p. 34 How Hospitals Can Fight the Opioid Epidemic and More: 5 Qs With Former White House 'Drug Czar' Michael Botticelli p. 44 A New Warrior in the Sepsis Fight: Dedicated Sepsis Nurses Orange City, Calif.-based St. Joseph Hoag Health was one of the first systems to implement dedicated sepsis nurses at its hospitals in 2015. Now, other hospitals are joining the trend and appointing nurses whose sole responsibility is to monitor and care for patients at risk of acquiring the deadly infection. Why Hospitals Need Standards for Reporting Quality Measures: 5 Thoughts From Dr. Peter Pronovost and Colleagues Peter Pronovost, MD, senior vice president with Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine and director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, believes healthcare providers lack crucial standards to ensure accurate and consistent self-reporting of quality data. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford will open a five-story, $1.1 billion pediatric and obstetric facility in December. e facility, which will double the hospital's current size, is poised to transform the patient experience through its family-centered design and innovative technologies, according to Christine Cunningham, director of the office of patient experience at Packard Children's. See the full story on page 18 See the full story on page 35 See the full story on page 13 Lucile Packard Children's Head of Patient Experience Answers 5 Q's on $1.1B Patient- Centered Expansion 50+ STORIES FEATURED Inside The Issue

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