April 2009

St. Francis Joins “Transforming Care at the Bedside” Collaborative

Federal Way, WA

St. Francis Hospital joined a nurse-led project – the Transforming Care at the Bedside Collaborative – sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project will take place at a total of 16 facilities across the country. Front-line nurses will lead teams that will develop and implement plans for quality-improvement initiatives based on their experience in direct patient care. The project goals are to improve quality, increase time with patients, reduce staff turnover and save money. The project is a cornerstone of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s $300 million Aligning Forces for Quality initiative.