Eighteen Patient Safety Hospital Programs Receive Funding in 2016

Charitable contributions help fund patient safety initiatives

Boston, MA - March 6, 2017 -
The Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation, Inc. (CCHF), which is dedicated to improving patient safety and quality of care, announced a series of grants in 2016 to fund patient safety programs supporting this mission. The grants span 18 programs dedicated to various aspects of patient safety including patient handling practices, education on septic shock, insulin stability, just culture, accountability, and more.
“As we support patient safety initiatives across the country, CCHF is proud to contribute to these organizations that share the same goal to positively impact the healthcare community,” said Donna Norris, MD, board member and chair of the Coverys Charitable Giving Committee. “This funding will have a significant impact on various aspects of the healthcare community and improving quality care.”
In 2016, CCHF donated to various patient safety programs including:

The Bellevue Hospital
Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers
Community Memorial Hospital
Health Partners Free Clinic
Magruder Hospital
Morrow County Hospital
Riverwood Emergency Services
Salem Regional Medical Center
Wilson Health

Coulee Medical Center 
Lincoln Hospital Dist. #3
Mason General Hospital and Family of Clinics 
Newport Hospital and Health Services
Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center
Pullman Regional Hospital Foundation

North Canyon Medical Center
Snake River Community Clinic

CCHF was inaugurated in 2013 and has been actively donating to patient safety and quality care programs nationwide.
“When a nurse can use technology to help ensure the reduction of risk and the presence of safety, they can focus on providing the best patient safety and experience through a human connection.” - Verna Yockey, Director of Intensive Care & Medical/Surgical Unit, Pullman Regional Hospital.
“The funding from CCHF has helped HealthPoint establish a Clinical Skills Learning Lab (CSLL) which provides hands-on practice with key clinical skills for all newly hired medical assistants and any medical staff in need of refresher training.  A safe environment to learn and re-learn skills, the CSLL is proving a positive impact on the confidence and competency of our staff.  The CSLL allows HealthPoint to provide better onboarding and ongoing trainings with the goal that we will reduce errors and staff turnover and increase continuity of care and patient safety.” - Claudia Hartley, development associate, HealthPoint
“Funding from the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation assists our Ninety9Plus program to compile comparative data through documentation templates and peer review analysis. Outcomes are expected to include improved patient satisfaction and staff morale, improvement of high-risk analysis, and reduction of indemnity exposure.” - Chris Goliver, MD, Riverwood Emergency Services