Sonora, CA — Sonora Regional Medical Center´s participation in the 100,000 Lives Campaign, contributed to the estimated 122,300 number of lives saved in the unprecedented national initiative.
The landmark 18-month Campaign was initiated by the nonprofit Institute for Healthcare Improvement in December of 2004 and challenged U.S. hospitals to save 100,000 lives through the implementation of six proven health care interventions.
More than 3,000 hospitals have joined the Campaign, representing an estimated 75% of U.S. hospital beds. Sonora Regional Medical Center received a $30,000 grant from Blue Shield Foundation of California to implement programs and train staff.
“Quality patient care has always been critically important to us,” said Lary Davis, president of Sonora Regional Medical Center.
“Many of the initiatives included in the 100,000 lives campaign are already part of our day-to-day patient care program and it is gratifying to be part of a national initiative that is having such a profound impact on our patients.”
Written by Sabrina Sabbagh