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Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Aims to Prevent Inpatient Falls with Injury

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Approximately 11,000 fatal patient falls occur in U.S. hospitals annually, but hospitals using new measurement systems and solutions from the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Preventing Falls with Injury project were able to reduce the number of patients injured in a fall by 62 percent and the number of patients falling by 35 percent.

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04/28/2014

Four New Members Appointed to Joint Commission Board

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The Joint Commission today announced the appointment of health care experts Grant Davies, Jane Englebright, Ph.D., R.N., and Gregg S. Meyer, M.D., MSc, and education leader Aurie Hollingsworth “Holly” Miller, B.A., M.A., to the Board of Commissioners. JCR announced the re-appointments of LaMar S. McGinnis, M.D., FACS, as chair of its Board of Directors and Clarion E. Johnson, M.D., as vice chair for 2014. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

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02/13/2014

The Joint Commission Releases New Speak Up™ Video on Important Role of Health Care Advocates

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The Joint Commission today released a new Speak Up™ video titled, “Ask Your Advocate to Speak Up,” to illustrate the important role health care advocates play in patient treatment.

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11/25/2013

Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Joins Forces with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation

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The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, a leading non-profit organization dedicated to solving health care’s most critical safety and quality problems, and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation are partnering to host a summit to help eliminate the many preventable deaths in U.S. hospitals by 2020.

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11/12/2013

Erin DuPree, M.D., Named Chief Medical Officer, VP of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare

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Erin S. DuPree, M.D., a nationally recognized leader in patient safety and quality with expertise in process improvement methodology and information technology, has been appointed chief medical officer and vice president of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare.

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10/08/2013

Hospitals Still Far from Being Highly Reliable

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"The Milbank Quarterly" article urges specific actions to improve patient safety.

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09/17/2013

Center for Transforming Healthcare, SCHA Team Up to Make Health Care More Reliable

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The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare and the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA) today announced the South Carolina Safe Care Commitment, a multi-year engagement that will strengthen participating hospitals’ processes, systems, and structures, resulting in patient care that is consistently excellent and consistently safe.

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02/25/2013

The Joint Commission and JCR Announce 2013 Board Appointments

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The Joint Commission has announced the appointment of Rebecca Patchin, M.D., as 2013 chair of the Board of Commissioners. Craig Jones, FACHE, will serve as vice chair. In addition, Joint Commission Resources (JCR) announced the appointment of LaMar S. McGinnis, M.D., FACS, as 2013 chair of its Board of Directors and Clarion E. Johnson, M.D., as vice chair. JCR is a not-for-profit affiliate of The Joint Commission.

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11/19/2012

Targeted Solutions Tool™ for Wrong Site Surgery Debuts

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A new weapon in the critical fight to reduce the incidence of wrong site surgery becomes available today. The Targeted Solutions Tool (TST), developed by the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare guides health care organizations through a step-by-step process to identify, measure and reduce risks in key processes that can contribute to a wrong site surgery.

Related News: Wrong Site Surgery, Targeted Solutions Tool

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02/14/2012

The Joint Commission and JCR Announce 2012 Board Appointments

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The Joint Commission announces the incoming Board of Commissioners for 2012, and the Board’s decision to make the three field representatives for long term care, behavioral health care and home care full voting members. Previously, the field representatives voted on Board committees, but not at the full Board.

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01/11/2012

Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare Takes Aim at Patient Safety Failures

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Teaming up with top hospitals and health systems across the country to use new methods to find the causes of and put a stop to dangerous and potentially deadly breakdowns in patient care, The Joint Commission is launching the Center for Transforming Healthcare.

Related News: About the Center, Hand Hygiene

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09/10/2009

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