Rockcastle Regional Hospital RN Honored with Patient Safety Hero Award
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:26 AM
KHA and the K-HIIN group recently recognized Amy Griffith, RN, from Rockcastle Regional Hospital as the newest Patient Safety Hero Awardee. Griffith was nominated by Tammy Brock, the hospital's quality/patient safety director, for her efforts in leading patient safety improvements throughout the hospital. Brock noted that Griffith has taken the lead role in reducing readmissions in the organization and discharge phone calls are a huge part of that.
Griffith was instrumental in instituting a new discharge call system, training and implementing the system, analyzing the data from the system and more. Griffith discovered the hospital's patients did not understand the medication sheet that was sent home with them, so she worked to create a better discharge medication sheet. She has taken over the role as a "care manager" and makes sure the discharged patients have everything they need to be successful at home. In one instance, a wife could not get her husband to his follow-up doctor's appointment, so Griffith worked with the doctor's office and the office's nurse practitioner was able to make a home visit.
Brock stated, "Amy goes above and beyond for our patients and we greatly appreciate her!"
Congratulations to Griffith and the team at Rockcastle Regional Hospital for all of their patient safety successes.
If you would like to nominate someone from your hospital, please visit www.k-hen.com/heroaward.