2021 Gold Touchstone Award Winners

Transforming Total Joint Care

Atrium Health Cabarrus

Eat|Sleep|Console: a holistic and value-driven care model for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
Atrium Health Cabarrus Jeff Gordon's Children's Center, Atrium Health Cleveland, and Atrium Health Lincoln

Spots & Dots: Clinical Efficiency Initiative to Manage ICH & TBI Patients Locally

Atrium Health Greater Charlotte Region

Bridging the Gap between Current Practice and Best Practice: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Reduce Post-Operative Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
Atrium Health Union

Pain Is Real, Please Believe Me
Levine Children’s Hospital - Children's Specialty Center Rheumatology Clinic

Improving Outcomes and Reducing Avoidable Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Utilization and Risk through Evidence-Based Feeding Strategies in Very Low Birthweight Infants
Levine Children's Hospital

Are you Okay? Integrating Mental Health Screening into a Pediatric Nephrology Clinic
Levine Children's Hospital - Children's Specialty Center

Boosting Primary Care Awareness and Treatment for Childhood Hypertension (BP CATCH)
Levine Children's Hospital - Children's Specialty Center

Project Phoenix: Surgical Pandemic Response and Re-Integration
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Implementation of Individualized Pain Care Plans Decreases Length of Stay and Hospital Admission Rates for High Utilizing Adults with Sickle Cell Disease
Wake Forest Baptist Health

2021 Silver Touchstone Award Winners

Improving Provider Compliance with Outpatient Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction Prescribing
Atrium Health Cabarrus and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

Wiping Out Hospital Acquired C. difficile
Atrium Health Stanly

2020 Liberation Celebration – Improving ICU Liberation through Standard Workflows
Atrium Health Stanly

Care Close to Home: A Community Hospital’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Atrium Health University City

Implementing Evidence-Based Suicide Risk Algorithm to Automate and Standardize Patient Care and Improve Visibility of Patient's Suicide Risk Level

Behavioral Health Service Line and Information Analytics Services Collaboration

Declan Donoghue Collaborative Care Program: An Innovative Model of Care for Children with Undiagnosed Complex Conditions
Brenner Children's Hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Health

A Journey to Sustainment: Improving Quality Care for Cardiac Patients
Carolinas Medical Center

The Effectiveness of Early Mobility on Functional Outcome in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients After Thrombolytic Therapy
Carolinas Medical Center

Routine Early Application of an Autologous Blood Patch as a Strategy to Reduce Chest Tube Duration and Length of Stay after Robotic Lung Resection
Carolinas Medical Center

Improvements in Patient Experience: Consumer Experience Focus
Carolinas Medical Center and Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute


Reduction of Prostate Radiation Therapy Simulation Cancellations
Levine Cancer Institute Morehead Radiation Oncology

Exceeding Patient Experience Goals through the Implementation of a Pediatric Emergency Care Experience Bundle... Even Through a Pandemic
Levine Children's Hospital

A Novel Way to Improve Satisfaction, Comprehension, and Anxiety in Caregivers: The Use of Comprehensive, Illustrated Children’s Books for Pediatric Surgical Populations
Levine Children's Hospital

Engaging Virtually in CF Nutritional Health
Levine Children’s Hospital - Children's Specialty Center: Cystic Fibrosis Center

Antibiotic Timeliness Through Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) at Levine Children's Hospital
Levine Children's Hospital

Utilizing a Pediatric Vascular Access Team to Improve Central Line Bundle Compliance and Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs)
Levine Children's Hospital


Implementation of a Standardized Inpatient Program for the Care of Technology and Tracheostomy Dependent Pediatric Patients
Levine Children's Hospital

Reducing Unplanned Extubations in the Neonatal ICU
Levine Children's Hospital

Bridging the Gap: Quality Improvement Advances in Health Care Transition for Pediatric and Adult Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
Levine Children's Hospital and Levine Cancer Institute

A Novel Multimodal Opioid-Free Pathway for Postoperative Pain Management: Eliminating Postoperative Opioids for Veterans Undergoing Robotic-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy
Wake Forest Baptist Health Department of Urology

Virtual Remote Connectivity with Patients after Spine Surgery Delivers Real Benefits to Patients and the Healthcare System
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Davie Medical Center

Design, Implementation, Utilization, and Sustainability of an Inpatient Rounding List: Wake Health Inpatient Rounding List (WHIRL)
Wake Forest School of Medicine


2021 Bronze Touchstone Award Winners

Design and Implementation of Virtual Therapy for Behavioral Health Patients During COVID-19 Pandemic
Atrium Health Behavioral Health Charlotte

Using Simulation to Educate Teammates on Verbal De-Escalation Procedures in Order to Reduce Avoidable Restrictive Intervention
Atrium Health Behavioral Health Charlotte

Beat the Flu - Effective Influenza Vaccination in Dermatology
Atrium Health Medical Group - Dermatology Division

Application of Process Improvement in Nurse Recruitment
Atrium Health Navicent, The Medical Center

Increasing Sepsis Bundle Compliance with Utilization of Compliance Letters and Recognition Awards
Atrium Health Navicent, The Medical Center

Three Things You Can Do to Improve Door-to-Needle: Early Activation, Don't Bed the Patient, Go Straight to CT
Atrium Health Neurosciences Institute

Medication and Patient Scanning
Atrium Health Pineville

Case by Case Implementation of the ICU Liberation Bundle
Atrium Health Pineville

CLABSI Prevention Pandemic Style
Atrium Health Union

Move it, Move it! Nurse-Driven Mobility Program to Improve Patient Outcomes and Patient Experience
Carolinas Medical Center

A Standard PSI 12 Review Process Drives Improvement
Carolinas Medical Center

COVID-19: The Perfect Storm for Increasing Medication-Related Errors
Columbus Regional Healthcare System

Improving Door to CT time for CODE STROKE Patients
Emergency Department Service Line & ED QSOC™

Navigating Cancer Patients to Improved Outcomes During COVID
Levine Cancer Institute

Improving Blood Pressure Management Through Blood Pressure Recheck Compliance
Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute Rock Hill

Preventing Falls: Skilled Nursing Facilities Performance Improvement
Skilled Nursing Facilities: Cleveland Pines, Huntersville Oaks, Jesse Helms, Sardis Oaks, Stanly Manor

Emergency General Surgery Value Concordant Care Project
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Reducing Unplanned Extubations in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Discharge Pharmacy Services
Wake Forest Baptist Health - Lexington Medical Center

Implementation of a Clinical Pharmacist-Driven Medication Appeal Process in a Dermatology Clinic
Wake Forest Baptist Health - Specialty Pharmacy Services/Dermatology

Advanced Care Planning Project
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

OR to ICU Handoff
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center





2019 Gold Touchstone Award Winners

Safer Opioid Prescribing: Having the Right Tools at the Right Time New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Effectiveness of a Standardized Care Bundle on 60-day Utilization among Patients Hospitalized with an Acute Exacerbation of COPD Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Improving Patient Safety One Fall at a Time Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
Using Surveillance Monitoring as a Catalyst for Change: Decreasing Over-Utilization of Telemetry Monitoring Carolinas Healthcare System NorthEast
Cracks in Your Referral Process? Find Your Sustainable Solution Here Levine Children’s Specialty Center: Rheumatology
Handling Antibiotics with Care: The Expansion of Antimicrobial Stewardship into the Ambulatory Setting Atrium Health Medical Group - Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Urgent Care
The Sickle Cell Suboxone Story: Improving Outcomes in managing chronic pain in Sickle Cell Disease Levine Cancer Institute - Sickle Cell Enterprise
High ED Utilization: Collaborating Across the Continuum Carolinas Medical Center
Flu Fighters 2.0: Spreading Strategies to Stop the Spread of Flu Levine Children’s Pediatric Specialties
Eagle Program: Preventing Hospitalization and Improving Outcomes for Young Adults Experiencing Their First Psychotic Break Behavioral Health Charlotte
Cone Health Medical Group 5 Star Service Journey Cone Health Medical Group
Care Coordination Model using the Combination of Population Health and Palliative Care Approaches for Managing Advanced Illnesses Navicent Health

2019 Silver Touchstone Award Winners

Eliminating Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections at Levine Children’s Hospital for a Half Year Levine Children's Hospital
Eliminating Patient Identified Barriers to Care to Decrease Medicaid Inpatient Admission Rates and Improve Quality of Care Coastal Family Medicine, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Decreasing Falls in the Emergency Department Cone Health Moses Cone Hospital
Team Approach to Dressing Changes: Prevention of CLABSIs in the MICU Atrium Health Pineville
Atrial Fibrillation Standardization Triad HealthCare Network and Moses Cone Hospital
Improving Pediatric Sepsis Outcomes (IPSO) at Levine Children’s Levine Children's Hospital
Reducing CT Utilization for Pediatric Patients Presenting to the ED with Minor Head Trauma New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Use of In-Situ Simulation to Evaluate and Modify Organizational Infrastructure and Processes Prior to Implementation of a Pediatric Sepsis Recognition Tool in a Community Hospital Cone Health
Implementing a Video Patient Observation Program: Lessons from a Tertiary Care Children's Hospital Levine Children's Hospital
Improving family-centered care through standardization of cystic fibrosis nutrition interventions in 0-2 year olds Levine Children’s Specialty Center: Cystic Fibrosis Center
A Journey to Value: 365 Days and Counting A Co-Management Approach to Joint Replacement in a Rural Health Care Setting Scotland Health Care System
Transforming Culture through Standard Work: A Continued Journey to Reduce Falls in a Medical Surgical Unit at Union Atrium Health Union
Wiping out C. difficile Infections through Interdisciplinary Partnership and Collaboration Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast
Scaling Back Heart Failure Readmissions by Implementing Daily Multidisciplinary Huddles Atrium Health Cleveland
Utilizing the Heart Failure PowerPlan to Identify and Treat Palliative Care Appropriate Patients Carolinas Medical Center, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, and Carolinas Palliative Care & Hospice Group
A Multidisciplinary Approach Reduces Pediatric Respiratory Patients Length of Stay Levine Children's Hospital
Enhanced Recovery with Control of Nausea after Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Cone Health Wesley Long Hospital
Screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in an Adolescent Primary Care Setting Teen Health Connection
Opening Doors: Improving Inpatient Throughput and Unit Efficiency via Provider Discharge Ordering Process Levine Children’s Hospital
Impact of eLINK Virtual Surveillance on Sepsis Outcomes Cone Health
Dental Pain in the Emergency Department New Hanover Regional Medical Center
United as One:  Virtual and bedside clinicians unite to liberate ICU patients at Atrium Health Union Atrium Health Union
Sustaining and Spreading Best Practice: Newborn Antibiotic Stewardship Initiative Carolinas Medical Center
Tackling, Intercepting, and Holding Our Gains in Ventilator Associated Events The Medical Center, Navicent Health
The Doctor Is In: Physician-driven strategies to reduce readmissions Southeastern Health
adDRESSING Central Line Infections: reducing bloodstream infections in neonates with a focus on dressings Levine Children's Hospital
Meeting the Challenge:  The Increased Role of a Critical Access Hospital in a Busy Health System Pender Memorial Hospital
Reducing Surgical Site Infections Through Evidence and Standardization Atrium Health Metro Division Acute Care Facilities
What Can CDU Do for You: Operational Excellence in Care and Finance Atrium Health Cleveland
Don’t Turn Your Back on Fusion Infections Carolinas Medical Center
Reduction of Colon SSI with implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Pathways The Medical Center, Navicent Health
Impact of a Novel Pharmacy Service on Antimicrobial Utilization and Medication-Related Errors in Immunocompromised Patient Populations Atrium Health's Antimicrobial Support Network
Using LEAN Methods to Improve Patient Satisfaction with Provider Services in the Behavioral Health Emergency Department Behavioral Health Charlotte
Bridging the Gap Post Discharge Carolinas Medical Center

2019 Bronze Touchstone Award Winners

Social Determinant Interventions Improved Readmissions and Reduced Disparities Navicent Health
Interprofessional medication self-management program for elderly patients in an internal medicine residency clinic Cone Health Internal Medicine Center
Clostridium Difficle:  The Super, Duper Specimen Collection Challenge St. Luke's Hospital
Eye Screen for Ice Cream Carolinas Health Care System Blue Ridge
Reducing Behavioral Health Admissions in the Emergency Department - A Randomized Trial Comparing Virtual Patient Navigation to Usual Care Behavioral Health Service Line
Eat|Sleep|Console: A holistic and value-driven care model for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome (NOWS) Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Center
Curbing the Use of Inappropriate Urine Cultures in a Hospital-Associated Urgent Care Center using LEAN methodologies Moses Cone Urgent Care Center
Inpatient Acute Coronary Syndrome Alert Atrium Health Pineville
Creating a Culture of Mobility to Improve Patient Outcomes Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast
Reducing Blood Culture Contamination Atrium Health Pineville
CardioMEMS-Improving Patient Outcomes One Download at a Time Carolinas Medical Center
Say No to the Old Routine: Clinically Indicated Pre-Op Testing Only Atrium Health Pineville
Innovative Hand Hygiene Technology Drives Down Hospital-associated Infections The Medical Center, Navicent Health
Innovative Strategies to Reduce Aggression in Behavioral Health Patients using the Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression (DASA) Tool Behavioral Health Charlotte, Kings Mountain Hospital, Behavioral Health Davidson, Atrium Health Stanly, NorthEast Senior Medical Behavioral Unit, Blue Ridge Behavioral Health Unit
The AMA Impact: Returns, Rework, Reduce Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
Leader Rounding Insta-GRAM (Giving Real-time Affirmation and Managing expectations) Carolina Medical Center
Aspiration Prevention: It's a Matter of Life or Breath New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Full Utilization of Teammates Spanning Day and Night Shift to Expedite Discharge Atrium Health Pineville
Breaking Bad News Simulation Training for Pediatric Residents and Health Care Professionals at Levine Children’s Hospital Levine Children's Hospital
Reducing Indwelling Urinary Catheter Utilization Atrium Health Union
Code Stroke EMS Stretcher to CT Atrium Health Pineville
Closing the Health Equity Gap:  Atrium’s Health’s Journey to Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in the Hispanic Male Population Atrium Health Community Health
Implementing transcarotid artery revascularization to improve patient outcomes in carotid artery occlusive disease Carolinas Medical Center
Physicians CAN Move the Needle in Patient Experience Carolinas Hospitalist Group - Union
Smile, You’re on Candid Camera: Tele-ICU in the ED Decreases Sepsis Mortality Atrium Health University City
Critical Limb Ischemia Project Cone Health
Ventricular Assist Device Length of Stay Carolinas Medical Center
Redefining Continual Survey Readiness Cone Health
Opioid Reduction in Perinatal Services New Hanover Regional Medical Center: Betty H. Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital
Leveraging Technology and Data to Drive Documentation Excellence Atrium Health Primary Enterprise Acute Care Facilities
Leveraging Technology to Drive Timely Documentation Atrium Health Primary Enterprise Acute Care Facilities
A Heart Care Navigation Team Improves Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Care and Outcomes Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute
The Heart Team - Implementation of a Patient-Centered Multidisciplinary Team for High Risk Cardiovascular Patients Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

  

Previous Touchstone Awards

2018 Gold Touchstone Award Winners

Project Title Facility
Antibiotic Stewardship in the NICU at Levine Children’s Hospital Levine Children's Hospital
Clean Hands Club: Don't Get Caught Germy Handed Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Diabetes: Impacting the Quality of Care with Embedding Retinal Imaging in the Primary Care Setting New Hanover Medical Group, NHRMC Physician Group
Enhancing the Experience: I am a Person. Not a Mental Health Problem Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
Have You Lost Your Neurons? Carolinas Medical Center Code Stroke Lean Process Improvement Project Carolinas Medical Center
Implementing an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol to Decrease Length of Stay (LOS) and Opioid Use in Bariatric Surgery Patients Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
Laboratory Standardization New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Preventing Avoidable Readmissions: Continuous Quality Improvement to Achieve Excellence Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute
Safe Passage: A Virtual Nurse to Nurse Transition of Care Atrium Health Continuing Care
Staying Steady: Hospice Falls Performance improvement Keeping Patients Safe at End of Life Hospice of Union County, Hospice & Pallative Care of Cabarrus County
Sustaining the Gains: Two Years (and Counting) with Zero CAUTI Carolinas HealthCare System University
Telehealth Cancer Genetics: Providing Patient Access to Specialized Oncology Genetic Services Closer to Home Levine Cancer Institute

2018 Silver Touchstone Award Winners

Project Title Facility
5 Center's Fall Reducation Pilot AnMed Health
A Journey Towards Zero Falls: Reducing Falls Using Lean Methodology Carolinas HealthCare System Union
A Standardized, Best Practice Approach Reduces Harm, Resource Utilization, Admissions and Length of Stay for Febrile Neonates Levine Children's Hospital
Addressing Underutilization of the Medicare Wellness Visit to Improve Impact on Delivery of Preventative Care and Increase Reimbursements Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
An Operating Model for Improving Patient Experience Levine Children's Hospital
Antimicrobial Stewardship Implementation of Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia Bundle Atrium Health (Primary Enterprise Facilities)
Antimicrobial Stewardship: Using a Multidisciplinary Approach to Improve Antibiotic Utilization Roper St Francis Healthcare
Decreasing Central Line Infections in Levine Children's Hospital Pediatric Progressive Unit Levine Children's Hospital
Developing a Congestive Heart Failure Program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Elimination of Contact Precautions for MRSA Atrium Health Metro Facilities - Infection Prevention Department
Engagement Clinic: Improving Treatment Compliance for At-Risk Patients Behavioral Health Charlotte
Engaging Behavioral Health Inpatients to Improve the Patient’s Experience on One South Behavioral Health Charlotte
Extreme Makeover: Good Catch Program Edition Atrium Health
Flu Fighters: Increasing the Number of Flu Vaccine Administrations in Pediatric Hematology Oncology Patients Levine Children's Hospital
Got Bugs? Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship in the Ambulatory Space Atrium Health Urgent Care
Hardwiring Clinical Change - A Sustainable Strategy to Reduce Cost of Anticoagulant Use After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Sanger Heart &Vascular Institute
Implementation of a Fast-Track Pathway to Enhance Recovery after Non-Complicated Pediatric Appendicitis Levine Children's Hospital
Improving Patient Safety in the Opioid Crisis: Establishment of an Ambulatory Care Pharmacist-Led Naloxone Program for Patients at High-Risk of Overdose New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Increasing Clinic Access and Improving Parent Education to Decrease Low Acuity Pediatric Emergency Room Visits New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Coastal Family Medicine
Innovative Solutions to Reduce the Occurrence of Hospital-Acquired Clostridioides Difficile Carolinas Medical Center
Journey to High Reliability: Implementing a Daily Safety Brief Carolinas HealthCare System Union
Leveraging Guest Relations to Increase Utilization of the GetWellNetwork Carolinas HealthCare System Kings Mountain
Prescription Reporting with Immediate Medication Utilization Mapping (PRIMUM) Atrium Health Cerner facilities
Pre-Surgical Anti-Coagulation/Anti-Platelet Management Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Pump It UP! Carolinas HealthCare System Stanly
Reduction of Antibiotic Use in the Neonatal Population Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Snap Crackle Pop: Healing the Cracks in Our Referral Process, Helping Pediatric Rheumatology Patients Get Care Sooner Levine Children’s Specialty Rheumatology Clinic.
STOP Missing Elevated Blood Pressures (BP): Using QI Methodology to Improve BP Identification and Management in a Pediatric Nephrology Clinic Levine Children’s Hospital Specialty Center
The Effect of a Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse Educational Bundle on Hospital Acquired Pressure Injury in the Intensive Care Unit Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
The Power of Provider-Level Data to Drive Change in Antibiotic Prescribing Practices to Prevent Harm Columbus Regional Healthcare System
Using Lean Methods to Improve Emergency Behavioral Health Treatment Behavioral Health Charlotte
Washing Away Waywardness: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Improve Hand Hygiene Rates Carolinas Medical Center MICU, Infection Prevention, Carolinas Simulation Center
We Honor Veterans:  Honoring Veteran Patients and Families at the End-of-Life Atrium Health Hospice Service Line:  Hospice of Union County, Hospice of Anson County, Hospice and Palliative Care of Cabarrus County

2018 Bronze Touchstone Award Winners

Project Title Facility
“From the Deckplate” One Emergency Departments Journey to Improving Quality and the Patient Experience Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
A Ground-Breaking Model for Community Engagement Atrium Health Primary Palliative Care
A Standardized Care Bundle Among Patients Hospitalized with an Acute Exacerbation of COPD Atrium Health Primary Enterprise Facilities
An Integrated Dementia Navigator Program for Patients and their Caregivers (AIDEN) Carolinas HealthCare System Senior Care
Behavioral Health Integration:  Implementation of a Health Coach Manual to Decrease Symptoms and Improve Health. Behavioral Health Service Line
Can Stanly Give You a Hand Carolinas HealthCare System Stanly
Carolinas Medical Center Heart Transplant Wait List Process Improvement Carolinas Medical Center
CCU Pressure Injury Prevention Turning Teams Carolinas HealthCare System Union
Changing Culture Through Teamwork in SICU Roper Saint Francis Healthcare
Clinical Outcomes Leaders: Leading the Way to Improved Patient Outcomes and Sustainment of System Goals Carolinas Medical Center
CMC-Mercy 5 North Surgical Patient Bundle Carolinas Medical Center Mercy
Decreasing Operating Room Turnover Times Carolinas HealthCare System Union
Emergency Department Throughput: Reducing Wait Times and Improving Patient Experience Southeastern Regional Medical Center
Hospitalists Break with Convention to Drive ED Throughput Cone Health at Alamance Regional
Hyperglycemia Hurts: Reducing Prevalence in Inpatient Blood Glucose Value > 180mg/dl Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Improved Clinical Efficiencies in Electrophysiology Lab Lead to Improved Teammate Engagement, Patient Experience and Access to Electrophsiology procedures Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute, Carolinas Medical Center
Improving Door to Needle times with a Virtual Nursing Model Neurosciences Institute Neurology
Improving Productivity and Retention of Team Members in the Intensive Care Unit Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville
Increased Utilization of Infected Admission Pathway Across Primary Enterprise Emergency Departments Through System-Level Collaboration Atrium Health ED QSOC and Sepsis Collaborative
Integration of a Shared Care Pharmacy Technician in an Ambulatory Care Clinic New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Journey to High Reliability Review of Behavioral Health Service Line Care Events Behavioral Health Service Line
Preventing Falls and Injuries: Optimizing Patient Safety in an Inpatient Hospital Setting Scotland Health Care System
Rapid Response and Code Blue Drills – Real-time Practice and Feedback at Bedside Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge
Reducing Opportunity Days for Patients Transitioning to LTACH and Creating Capacity Within CMC Intensive Care Units Carolinas Medical Center
Senior Behavioral Medicine's PRN Psychotropic Medication Utilization Reduction Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast
Shared Decision Making for Lung Cancer Screening: Standardization & Streamlining Atrium Health
Staying Out of the Red by Bringing It All to the Bed Carolinas HealthCare System Cleveland
Take Me to PEDS: Growing Pains and Process Change in  Pediatric Trauma Care Carolinas Medical Center
Teamwork is Not an Important Thing, It's Everything! Adoption of Virtual Critical Care Through Team Engagement Virtual Critical Care and Carolinas Medical Center Medical Intensive Care Unit
The Sepsis Initiative - A Continued Path to Improving Outcomes for the Critically Ill Patients Columbus Regional Healthcare System
Using LEAN Methodologies: Fall Prevention Kaizen Event to Decrease Falls New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Utilizing the Professional Nurse Clinical Advancement Program as a Change Agent to Improve Patient Satisfaction Scores Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast
We "CAUTI" a problem! Improving Outcomes in Heart Failure Patients

Moses Cone Memorial Hospital

2017 Gold Touchstone Award Winners

Project Title Facility
Impacting Patient Lives by Decreasing the Incidence of Hospital Acquired Clostridium Difficile AnMed Heatlh
Using Lean Methods to Improve Virtual Emergency Behavioral Health Treatment Carolinas HealthCare System Behavioral Health Service Line
“Getting a Foot in the Door”: An innovative strategy to increasing home visits before the patent is discharged