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Project Examples

Learn more about improvement work completed across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health system. Below is a sampling of work done in various areas throughout the organization.

Interested in learning more about what you can do in your role or location? Contact VILearningCenter@hitchcock.org.

The following examples are provided in PDF format.

Role/Location Project
Cheshire Medical Center Decreasing Septic Shock
Clinical Engineering Patient Room Access
CLPD (Center for Learning and Professional Development) Mobile Sign-In for Attendance at Regularly Scheduled Series
Communications and Marketing Strategic Communications Intake Process
Compliance Improving Cycle Tie for Review and Approval of Policies
Environmental Services Reducing cDiff Through Environmental Services
Graduate Medical Education Greenbelt Profile: Willo Sullivan
Health Information Services Greenbelt Profile: Cheryl Rowe
Human Resources            HR Administrative Workflow
Infection Prevention Greenbelt Profile: Kathleen Stewart           
IS (Information Systems) The Broken Record
Laboratory Improving Microbiology Specimen Collection in the OR (this link will take you to the MicroLab Management website)
Nursing Vascular Access in Planned Chemotherapy Admission
Nursing Yellowbelt Profile: Debbie Fabry, Pain Clinic
Occupational Therapy Greenbelt Profile: Jamie Perry
Outpatient Clinics Greenbelt Profile: Ashley Luurtsema and Gretchen Rutherford
Perioperative Services Main OR Equipment Inventory Tracking
Pharmacy Greenbelt Profile: Gordan Hubbard
Physician Addressing Adolescent Substance Misuse in Primary Care
Psychiatry Reducing Falls in Inpatient Psychiatry
Radiology Improving X-Ray Start Times
Residents and Fellows Greenbelt Profile: Ella Damiano, OB/GYN
Residents and Fellows Yellowbelt Profile: Andrew Lambour, General Surgery
Revenue Management Skilled Nursing Facilities Billing Implementation
Southern Vermont Medical Center Greenbelt Profile: Jill Burke
Transport Transportation Use of Personal Protective Equipment

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