NQF Awards

2008 - NQF Awards
Turning talk into action | Clinical performance—and transparency with the data—help earn Baylor the annual National Quality Healthcare Award
Elizabeth Gardner | May 12, 2008 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Inpatients at Baylor Health Care System in Dallas don’t have to wait until they’re in crisis to get a visit from a rapid response team.The team, made up of a nurse, a respiratory therapist and sometimes a hospitalist or intensivist, is available whenever a nurse feels she needs extra help or a second set of eyes and hands with a struggling patient, or when a patient's physician calls in and needs an immediate assessment. Even family members can summon the RRT if their loved one just isn't looking right. Instituted in 2006, the teams have contributed to a 12% drop in inpatient mortality....

Baylor wins NQF quality award | Corrigan: System ‘stood out as an exemplary model for raising the bar’
February 11, 2008 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Baylor Health Care System in Dallas was named the recipient of the National Quality Forum’s 2008 National Quality Healthcare Award. The 15th annual award recognizes a healthcare organization that successfully uses performance measures to drive quality improvement in patient care.

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