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Quality & Patient Safety

While we have made very significant investments in and progress toward reducing errors in hospital care, patient safety continues to be a major focus for the hospitals of HCA West Florida.

In addition to our existing initiatives, efforts are now underway in:

  • preventing hospital associated infections
  • preventing blood clots in patient’s legs (a serious complication after surgery)
  • enhancing timeliness in emergency care
  • assuring competence through training programs for staff and credentialing processes for physicians

It is our hope that our proactive efforts will improve the standard of care in the communities we serve and raise the bar on patient safety for the nation. View the Patient Safety Goals of our hospitals.

Our Initiatives:

Patient Safety Resources:
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Nursing Quality and Patient Safety

Nurses continue to provide the majority of patient care in hospitals and are critical to the safety and quality of any healthcare organization. Northside Hospital is committed to ensure adequate and competent nursing staff services and nursing leadership at all levels. At Northside Hospital, we understand that an adequate workforce of well-trained nurses is essential to high-quality care.

2014 Staffing Effectiveness Medical - Surgical Medical Telemetry Progressive Care Intensive Care
Budget MH/ Patient Day 8.77 8.96 13.62 15.83
Actual MH/ Patient Day 8.66 8.67 12.05 16.09
% Flexible Labor 16.2% 19.3% 19.1% 28.3%