opioid prescribing 600w

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

August 07, 2019
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
In an average month, about 146 patients visit the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC)...
Hope William MD for CL

Ensuring Southeastern NC is an Excellent Place to Practice Medicine and Receive Care

August 06, 2019
I appreciate the conversation around what is best to ensure our healthcare community is...
Randy Aldridge (5)

The Good News from Randy Aldridge: He’s Cancer-Free

August 06, 2019
On February 6, Randy Aldridge delivered the news. Just as he has nearly every weekday since...
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
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
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
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
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
As part of its overall strategic plan, the NHRMC Women’s & Children’s Hospital...
John for CL

Reflecting on Change

July 29, 2019
NHRMC President and CEO John Gizdic talks about finding the right path forward.
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