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Campaign: Patients and Families

Medical Equipment Stewardship

In the past few years we have purchased medical equipment that was NEVER used. Or equipment that was out of warranty before it was put into service. Three of the more recent purchases were a Welch Allyn patient monitor – purchased but never used. Defibrillators purchased from a vendor then switched vendors two years later. Feeding pumps purchased but not put into service until after their original warranty ran out. ...more »

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Campaign: Patients and Families

Patient Concierge Services

It would be nice to have a single point of contact for parents to call when needing to schedule appointments for all of our outside offices, specialists, and on-site clinics. Concierge Scheduling could help make arranging a family's visit easier. They could provide driving directions, parking information, etc., during the phone call in hopes of helping to alleviate the stress of getting here. Scheduling Coordinators ...more »

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Campaign: Quality and Safety

To become a Learning Health Care System

The Institute of Medicine calls for American health care to be organized as a learning health care system "in which knowledge generation is so embedded into the core of the practice of medicine that it is a normal outgrowth and product of the health care delivery process and leads to continual improvement in care." Furthermore, securing just health care requires a constantly updated body of evidence about the effectiveness ...more »

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Campaign: Institutional Culture

Quiet/Nap Rooms for Employees

Quiet rooms that are dimly lit with lounging future where employees may enjoy a 15-20 minute break to rest and recharge during the afternoon or second half of shift for night shift employees. Studies show a short "power nap" energizes an individual and increases productivity which in turn will lead to better care for patients and a healthier financial bottom line.

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Campaign: Strategic Partnerships

Subspecialist Practices

Each Pediatric Subspecialty will have a vision of needed skills to add to their service, needed physicians to meet demand, new services to offer in their subspecialty, and partnerships that need to be developed for their specific service line.

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Campaign: Institutional Culture

Technology

For all departements to have the most up-to-date technology as possible to be able to conduct their jobs in the most efficient manner to be more competitive with other major hospitals. (Software, scanning, emailing W-2's, etc.)

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Campaign: Clinical Enterprise

Outpatient services satellites

Taking the specialty clinics and therapy services we provide in Knoxville to surrounding communities in other counties where they are needed. For example, I know from personal experience that Sevier County has no provider of Pediatric Occupational or Physical Therapy. I have seen this successfully implemented at another Pediatric facility by using rental space to bring specialties to outlying communities one day a week, ...more »

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Campaign: Institutional Culture

Self-insured benefits

Pooling employee insurance premiums to become self-insured, using an administrator to process benefits. Employees would be able to obtain lab and radiology services free of charge at ETCH, and would pay a small co-pay to have services provided elsewhere.

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Campaign: Community Involvement / Stakeholder Perceptions

Employee Giving Campaign

An employee giving campaign utilizing different prize incentives based on giving level; for example, ETCH Tshirt able to be worn at work for gift of $100, ETCH umbrella for gift of $200, Robert Tino print for gift of $300. Gifts can be one-time or bi-weekly, with automatic deduction from payroll. Solicit involvement from community sponsors to partner by providing the prize incentives.

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Campaign: Community Involvement / Stakeholder Perceptions

Partnership in 3rd world/impoverished country

Would like to see ETCH or the Tennessee Children's hospitals together (TC Thompson, Vandy, LeBonheur, ETCH) to partner with/establish a quality Children's Hospital in sister country/city. Opportunities abound for this service. Infusion of a small amount capital and quality medical care with the partnership of national health care providers could greatly improve the health of children in impoverished countries. This ...more »

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Campaign: Patients and Families

Walking through our campus

All walking directions from the ER, MOB and street parking areas, need to be consistant. All levels of all buildings should be consistantly named. Example, the bridge across the MOB to the Hospital should NOT be Floor # One on one side of the bridge and Floor# Two on the other. The walkways between the covered parking garages needed to be made "ramps" to accomodate those in wheelchairs and walkers. The signage should ...more »

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Campaign: Patients and Families

Dining Rooms

I would like to see separate dining areas for employees and families. I have overheard several conversations in the dining room that would be inappropriate for families to hear. Also, lunch gives us time to discuss our day with co-workers, again, conversations that do not need to be overheard by families.

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Campaign: Institutional Culture

Employee Health

I think an onsite work-room would be used more that off site memberships to gyms. If classes such as Zumba were offored I think many employees would be inclinded to use the facility.

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Campaign: Strategic Partnerships

Growth in outpatient services

Outpatient services will have the highest revenue growth with the new healthcare program. We already have one of the highest ED visit, lab visit, and radiology visits for the limited space we have on the downtown campus. Contracting with pre-existing services (like we do with UT) to have ED staff, radiology staff and lab services in a children's hospital annex at other ER's will take some of the pressure off the downtown ...more »

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Campaign: Medical Staff

Cardiothoracic surgeon/Cardiac Procedures/Heart Cath

We need to recruit a cardiothoracic surgeon since the one we have is retiring. Consider the possibility of adding more cardiac procedures other than PDA ligations, maybe not to the extent of those requiring heart/lung bypass. Also consider the addition of a cardiac cath lab.

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Campaign: Clinical Enterprise

Dental Clinic

Create a Dental Clinic that works in conjunction with the Sedation Team that would move all dental cases out of the OR and into a more traditional dental setting.

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