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We are seeking additional patients that represent the diversity of our State to join the newly convened Patient Advisory Council. Can you recommend a patient to this group?
Mercy Health Muskegon's Quinten Davis, BSN, RN, along with teammates Brandi Whitaker, BSN, RN, Sammie Cunningham, BSN, RN, and Physician Champion, Justin Eisenberg, DO, has set a goal to increase documentation of smoking c
Smokers had their first angioplasty and/or stent nearly a decade earlier than non-smokers, and patients with obesity underwent these procedures four years earlier than non-obese patients.
The BMC2 VS goal, "Less than 8% of asymptomatic carotid endarterectomy patients NOT discharged by postoperative day 2", results in big cost savings for the healthcare system.
While some studies suggest female patients treated by female physicians have better outcomes, there does not appear to be a relationship between operator and patient gender and outcome in patients u
While the BMC2 target for contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is less than 3%, in Quarters 1 and 2 of 2017, Munson Medical Center was struggling with rates at 4.5%.
Bronson Methodist Hospital has been committed to improving their rate of smoking cessation counseling at discharge for years, making it their QI project in 2018, 2019, and 2020, after the 2017 rate was 19
Please join the BMC2 Coordinating Center in welcoming Amy Shirato to the team! Amy is our newest Clinical Quality Improvement Lead and will work with Kathleen Frazier to support PCI.
BMC2 updated the 2020 PCI performance goals to include “Peak intra-procedure Activated Clotting Time (ACT) documentation to greater than or equal to 90%”, and “Percent of cases with peak ACT ≥ 350 seconds for Heparin-only
In 2019 and 2020, the MI OPEN recommendation for opioid prescribing post carotid endarterectomy (CEA) was 0-10 pills; no prescribing recommendations were outlined for EVAR patients.
Sheryl Fielding is BMC2’s Clinical Quality Improvement Leader for Michigan TAVR. Part of the team since 2010, Sheryl works from her 100-year-old house in Downtown Ludington.
In Quarter 2 of 2018, the Vascular Surgery Expert Improvement Team at Spectrum Health – Meijer Heart in Grand Rapids was routinely reviewing their data when they noticed an uptick in surgical site infections (SSI).
Pre-procedure hydration has been challenging for many sites. MidMichigan Health has tackled hydration as a BMC2 Quality Initiative project, making great strides.
BMC2’s new Program Manager comes to the team with over 15 years of experience in clinical research and academic health care, most recently as Director of Projects at the Clinical Trials Transformation Ini