Healthcare Insurance Reciprocal of Canada issued the following announcement on Nov. 27.
This year HIROC received an impressive 47 proposal submissions to the 2019 Safety Grants Program.
The 2019 program focused on obstetrical-perinatal harm – a significant medical-legal and patient safety issue for healthcare systems and for those they serve, newborns and their families.
Of the 47 applications, five HIROC subscribers have been named 2019 Safety Grant recipients. They are:
Bluewater Health – Implementation of an Obstetrical Triage Acuity Tool to Ensure Safe, Effective and Timely Care
Hôpital Montfort – Preventing Neonatal Harm by Reducing Rates of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) on Late Pre-term and Term Newborns
Saskatchewan Health Authority – Implementation of moreOB Provincially: A Starting Point to Establishing a Standard of Care for Obstetrics
Trillium Health Partners – Optimizing Obstetrical Safety and Patient Flow through the Labour Assessment Unit (LAU) by Implementing an Obstetrical Triage Acuity Scale
William Osler Health System – Improving Obstetrical Outcomes and Departmental Culture through Simulation Exercises
Each of the five organizations will receive $20,000 toward their project, for a total of $100,000 distributed as part of the 2019 program.
In 2018 – the inaugural year of the grants program – the HIROC Foundation awarded grants to six subscriber organizations, including: Arnprior Regional Health, Central Health, Hôpital Montfort, Scarborough Health Network, VHA Home HealthCare, and William Osler Health System.
2018 recipients will be speaking about their projects at the 2020 HIROC Conference on April 27.
Original source: https://www.hiroc.com/news/five-hiroc-subscribers-named-2019-safety-grants-recipients