Nursing Essay

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Organizational Quality Improvement Plan Part 1
June 3, 2013

Organizational Quality Improvement Plan Since the Institute of Medicine’s report “To Err is to Human” enacted in 2000, effort has been made to improve the quality of health care. To implement correctly a quality improvement plan (QIP) the perception of the organization culture and the stakeholder’s culture need to be explored (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2013). Quality improvement plan improves quality and efficiency of services to the highest levels rendered. In the United States, for example, consumers have the right to choose, bargain, and express their dissatisfaction or concerns about a product or service. The economy is based on
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QI focuses on being proactive in preventing errors, responding to near misses, or developing a plan in which safety is a major component of the plan. Hence, in case of medical errors, QI identifies the changes that need to be implemented for improvement. Performance management enables quality improvement and provides information of whether or not quality of care/services is improving (Center of Disease Control and Prevention, 2011).
Chosen Organization-MW Hospital MW Hospital is part of an independent corporation and has been in existence for over 100 years. This organization is a 437-bed, full-service hospital offering advanced services usually found in major cities such as such as trauma care, neurosurgery, advanced cancer care, stroke care, to name a few. MWH met the highest national standards in health care. In September 2009, MWH received the Magnet award for excellence in nursing services from the American Nurses Association (ANA). MWH is among the 15 Virginia hospitals that have attained the status. The Magnet Recognition Program addressed the professional work environment that required facilities to comply to its model components such as the transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary professional practice, new knowledge, innovation, and improvement, and empirical quality results (ANCC, 2008). Research shows

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