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New Inpatient Discharge Plan Aims to Improve Access and Efficiency

Message from the Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs 09/30/14

Afternoon Meeting to Identify Potential Discharges As you probably already know, bed capacity throughout the hospital has been extremely tight for months, leading to delays in admitting patients and longer waits in the Emergency Department. A multi-disciplinary team of leaders from across the clinical enterprise have been working on a solution. The first phase began Oct. 1. Rosanna Morris, chief operating officer of The Nebraska Medical Center and enterprise chief nursing officer, says there are many factors behind our higher-than-normal numbers. We’re getting more referrals from our regional partners in … Read More

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09/30/14
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Providers Reminded to Get Flu Vaccine

Health care providers have a moral and ethical responsibility to provide safe care. All personnel are strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine and all personnel are required to track their... Read More
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09/30/14

Transitions of Care Documents Now Available

Significant improvements in patient care, quality and safety can be made by improving the transition of patients between providers within the clinical enterprise. However, it is also importa... Read More
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09/30/14

New Partnership with Humana Begins in 2015

New Partnership Based On Pay-for-Value System This summer, we shared with you the new name of the former Accountable Care Alliance, now called the Nebraska Health Network. It’s an alliance... Read More
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Patient Safety & Quality Update
09/30/14

Patients Experiencing Staphylococcus Aureus to Have Consultation

Starting in mid-October, patients who experience bacteremia due to Staphylococcus aureus will receive an automatic consultation from the Infectious Diseases consult team. Experience from mor... Read More
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09/30/14
This room is one of six that are part of the newly-created hospitality suite in the Lied Transplant Center. The suite had its “soft opening” Sept. 24 and went live Oct. 1.

Hospitality Suite Opens for Business

Rooms to Keep Discharged Patients Comfortable While Waiting for Transport In our Sept. 22 issue, we explained a new initiative that will begin Oct. 1, aiming to discharge 25 percent of our p... Read More
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09/30/14

PAs Practice Medicine and Increase Access to Quality Care

The One Team PA Network of the clinical enterprise and UNMC is proud to recognize the physician assistants (PAs) on our health care team during National PA Week, Oct. 6-12. For 47 years, PAs... Read More
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Update on Drugs & Therapeutics
09/30/14

Hydrocodone Combination Products Rescheduled

On Aug. 22, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency released its Final Rule in the Federal Register regarding the rescheduling of hydrocodone combination products (HCPs), from schedule III to sched... Read More
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09/30/14
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New Outpatient Surgery, Clinic and Research Facilities Announced for Midtown and West Omaha Med Center Campuses

Thanks to support from generous community donors, the clinical enterprise and UNMC are proud to announce plans for a new outpatient center at its midtown campus and at Village Pointe Medical... Read More
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09/30/14

New Institutional Guidelines From the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

The Antimicrobial Stewardship Program has published institutional guidelines addressing the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and the evaluation and management of asymptomatic ba... Read More
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09/4/14

Expanding our Patient Capacity

Goal is to Accommodate Patients Impacted by CHI and Blue Cross Negotiations Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) of Denver have not yet reached a... Read More
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09/4/14

Commitment to Quality

Improving the Approach to Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism Quality and accountability is number one on our list for performance objectives. As we continue along our transformation journe... Read More
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09/4/14

We’d Like to Hear From You

There has been a lot of change in the past year and we’d like to know how you’re keeping up with the changes. Please take just a moment to answer this one-question poll as to where you s... Read More