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Henry Ford Health System's Bold Goal to Cut Harm in Half

Jim Molpus, for HealthLeaders Media, April 23, 2012

In just a few years, the No Harm campaign has allowed Henry Ford to move the safety needle in large and small ways. Comparing the first six months of the campaign (January-June 2008) for the last six months of 2011, Henry Ford Hospital recorded the following improvements:

  • Overall harm has dropped 32%, which translates to 189 fewer harm events a month
  • Infection-related harm has dropped by 41%
  • Medication-related harm has dropped 43%
  • Falls have dropped 13%
  • Pressure ulcer–related harm has dropped 21%

To read more about Henry Ford Health System's "No Harm" campaign, download the free HealthLeaders Media case study spacer"4 Steps to Lasting Clinical Excellence from Henry Ford Health System."

Join host Henry Ford Health System's top leaders on May 1 for an interactive live and simulcast deep dive into the new fundamentals for patient safety, readmissions, integration, and process improvement.

Jim Molpus is Leadership Programs Director of HealthLeaders Media.
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