February 2005

Wall Street Journal Reports on Saint Joseph in Lexington’s Patient Safety Program

A patient safety program at Saint Joseph HealthCare, Lexington, Ky., was included in a Wall Street Journal article on rapid response teams and other methods of preventing patient deaths. Saint Joseph uses a computerized list of “adverse triggers” that might cause harm or injury to patients, and hospital pharmacists make daily rounds to help physicians and nurses spot the triggers. For more information, contact Jeff Murphy of Saint Joseph at murphyjr@sjhlex.org.