Avera Holy Family Hospital, Estherville, Iowa
In 2015, Avera Holy Family Hospital (AHFH), located in Estherville, Iowa, partnered with four Emmet County emergency medical services (EMS) programs, the Estherville Police Department and Emmet County Public Health in a three-year continuous quality improvement (CQI) project. This project engaged EMS and hospital systems of care with collaborative prevention initiatives, data collection and evaluation, ongoing protocol development and training.
- Developed a partnership and identified key leaders
- Develop a plan to implement and track improvements made in the CQI process review and share system protocols, policies and procedures related to the treatment of trauma patients and the CQI system
- Planned several community education projects through additional efforts with community partners
During the first year of the program, AHFH conducted four collaborative CQI system meetings to accomplish several partnership development and strategic plan implementation goals. This project was successful in large part due to the leadership and support provided by the dedicated staff of AHFH.