The expansion of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, directed by epidemiologist Jonathan Zenilman, M.D., supports and strengthens the community of clinicians, researchers and administrators there who are focused on the Armstrong Institute mission: eliminating preventable harm, improving patient outcomes and experiences, and reducing waste in health care.
The faculty, staff and residents at Johns Hopkins Bayview are already engaged in innovative patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. At the core of our work to improve patient safety and quality of care is the conviction that change must be driven and embraced by faculty and staff at the local level. We believe in tapping the expertise of those who know their institution, their department or their clinical area best, and then connecting them with resources to succeed.
The new Armstrong Institute location will help to unify and coordinate these efforts across clinical departments, nursing and hospital administration:
- Creating an innovation hub and incubator for quality and safety projects, and funding those projects via seed grants
- Further integrating the Johns Hopkins Bayview community with the resources and training opportunities of the Armstrong Institute
- Increasing the pace and flow of innovations from Johns Hopkins Bayview to flow to the Armstrong Institute and Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Working across settings and disciplines to redesign health care delivery processes, such as discharge
Chief, Division of Infection Diseases, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Director, Division of Infectious Diseases-Johns Hopkins Bayview
Dr. Zenilman, who joined Johns Hopkins in 1989 and has worked at Johns Hopkins Bayview since 2003, has a long track record as a patient safety champion. Reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections, implementing antibiotic stewardship and developing interventions to reduce infections in burn patients are among the efforts he has spearheaded. His institutional knowledge and ability to work across disciplines make him an ideal leader for this effort.
The following is a collection of the outlets where Bayview faculty and staff members have been featured in their work to enhance patient safety and quality of care.
- A Patient Safety Milestone: The adult burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center marks three years without a central line-associated bloodstream infection. (January 5, 2017)
- Mobile App Could Help with Heart Attack Recovery, (Insight, December 2016)
- Johns Hopkins Forms First Nursing Clinical Community (May 3, 2017)
- Johns Hopkins Bayview Wins Award for Stroke Care (May 17, 2017)
Employee Update | Patient Safety
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center President Richard Bennett, M.D., describes some of the recent initiatives taken around the Medical Center to improve patient safety.
Falls Prevention at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Seven percent of all falls result in injuries to the patient that require intervention. Hear how Stacey Schaab, a performance improvement coordinator, and Linda Goodman, a professional development specialist, developed a program aimed at reducing the number of falls.