Quality Initiatives are under the direction of the Grady Memorial Hospital Performance
Improvement Council. Below is a brief description of the Councils objectives and focus.
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To develop and integrate, hospital-wide Performance Improvement and Patient Safety
To objectively and systematically measure and evaluate the quality, appropriateness, and
safety of patient care on an ongoing basis.
To identify, report, analyze, and manage unanticipated outcomes and/or events for the
purpose of preventing similar events from occurring again.
To pursue opportunities to improve patient care/services and patient safety.
To resolve identified problems.
To integrate the performance improvement and patient safety program into ongoing operational
To modify, when necessary, the performance improvement and patient safety program
to encourage improved identification and solution of problems that significantly affect patient
care and patient safety.
To insure that all performance improvement and patient safety activities are coordinated
and integrated to avoid duplication of effort.
The performance improvement/patient safety program involves physicians, nurses,
pharmacists, ancillary services, administrators, directors, managers, staff, contracted
services, and clinics. The performance improvement/patient safety program focuses on
improving key functions within individual departments and the organization as a whole.
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