Touchstone Awards

opioid prescribing 600w

Touchstone Gold: Safer Opioid Prescribing: Having the Right Tools at the Right Time

August 07, 2019
by: NHRMC
A 2016 study showed that our community was the number one city in the United States for opioid...
dental referrals 600w

Touchstone Silver: Dental Pain in the Emergency Department

August 06, 2019
by: NHRMC
In an average month, about 146 patients visit the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC)...
barriers to care 600w

Touchstone Silver: Eliminating Patient Identified Barriers to Care to Decrease Medicaid Inpatient Admission Rates and Improve Quality of Care

August 05, 2019
by: NHRMC
Due to limited access to primary care, many patients do not get the care that they need, allowing...
CT scan decrease 600w

Touchstone Silver: Reducing CT Utilization for Pediatric Patients with Minor Head Trauma

August 02, 2019
by: NHRMC
Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in children, and a CT scan is a...
aspiration prevention 2 600w

Touchstone Bronze: Aspiration Prevention is a Matter of Life or Breath

August 01, 2019
by: NHRMC
In 2015, NHRMC formed an aspiration prevention team. In coordination with NHRMC Lean Strategies,...
pender utlization 600w

Touchstone Silver: Increased Role of Pender Memorial in a Busy Health System

July 31, 2019
by: NHRMC
This project was initiated to address the under-utilization of beds at Pender Memorial Hospital...
opiod csections 600w

Touchstone Bronze: NHRMC Initiative Reduces Opioid Use After Childbirth

July 30, 2019
by: NHRMC
As part of its overall strategic plan, the NHRMC Women’s & Children’s Hospital...
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