Grady General Wins Award for Patient Safety

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
One south Georgia hospital is being recognized for its dedication to patient safety.

doctor is measuring the pulse of her patient

Grady General Hospital says it received third place in a state-wide competition put on by the Georgia Hospital Association.

Nurses say the hospital won based on a submission compiled by nursing and pharmaceutical staff.

The entry describes a system implemented in 2009 at GGH that allows nurses to access and administer prescriptions more quickly by scanning bar codes on both the medicine and a patient's hospital bracelet that link back to a database.

They say the system helps prevent accidental overdosing and makes it easier for nurses to keep track of each patient's medical history.

Nursing staff say they are thrilled about the results, but that they are always dedicated to their patients whether there is an award to be won or not.

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  • by jane doe on Jan 19, 2011 at 09:54 AM
    Way to go Grady General. I would rather go to Grady General Hospital than any other. The one on one care you get and the intelligence of the staff is better that any fast past in and out large hospital. I felt like a real person there; they took wonderful care of me.
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