In The News

April 2nd, 2015


In March, the New London Hospital (NLH) Quality Improvement team participated in the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Safety Summit. The team was comprised of five NLH employees who presented their poster project, titled WTF? (Why the Foley?).

The project documented successful efforts made by staff at NLH and its William P. Clough Extended Care Center to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) across the continuum of care. Coming from a Dartmouth-Hitchcock affiliate hospital, the project was not eligible for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock awards, but the team did receive an honorable mention at the summit in recognition of the exceptional work accomplished and communicated on this very important patient safety concern. Team members included Karen Chase, RN, Infection Control Coordinator; Maureen Dietrich RN, MSN, Quality Coach; Melanie Bleazard, RN, Clinical Manager; and Heather McCarthy, Quality Improvement Data and Reporting Coordinator.

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