The Oakwood team is compromised of: Barb Medvec, CNO; Moe Rustom; Sharon Menzel; Diane Lopez; Margaret Smith and Jacqueline Mohs, MD. They traveled recently to receive the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Award.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Client News: Oakwood One of Nine Hospitals Nationally Chosen as Learning Lab for the Language Quality Improvement Collaborative
Source: Oakwood Heatlhcare Systems Press Release
Oakwood was one of nine hospitals nationally chosen to be a learning lab for the Language Quality Improvement Collaborative (LQIC), designed to reduce language barriers in healthcare while improving quality and safety for limited English proficiency patients.
The LQIC has concluded an 18-month study that began in April 2009. The study, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Aligning Forces for Quality, had the purpose of lifting overall quality of healthcare in targeted communities, reducing racial and ethnic disparities and providing models for national reform.
Oakwood presented its study findings and was the only hospital able to collect all of the required metrics and show proof of its quality improvements.