At VCU Medical Center, patient safety is a team effort. Every member of our staff has the ability to impact and improve the care and safety of our patients — and we take that responsibility seriously. We are continually innovating groundbreaking programs and initiatives that advance knowledge, improve treatments and, most importantly, save lives.
We’d like to share just a few of the successes we’re most proud of from 2013.
As VCU Medical Center strives to become the nation’s safest health system, the five-year-old initiative sets a new standard of excellence for safety and quality while educating the next generation of health care professionals. Read more »
A holistic approach to care delivery brings together a team of professionals to create a circle of support around the sickest patients, resulting in improved quality of care and decreased costs. Read more »
A custom-built, high-tech system empowers the VCU Medical Center’s Rapid Response Team, a group of clinicians who are in the hospital 24/7, to effectively triage and visit the most critically ill patients before their conditions deteriorate. Read more »
In tandem with the opening of its technologically advanced facility, the School of Medicine launched a new chapter in medical training with a revamped curriculum that provides students with earlier clinical experiences and multidisciplinary training. Read more »
A physician-led initiative combines the value of individualized care with the benefits of evidence-based practices to ensure patients receive the right care at the right time in the right place. Read more »
Designed to prepare students across the health care spectrum to work as a team, a new simulation-based course trains collaborative practitioners who can improve patient health and beneficially impact their communities. Read more »