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ETTINGREADYforHealthReformGBONSECOURSHEALTHSYSTEMFiscalYear2012AnnualReporttotheCommunity4ClinicalTransformationInFY2012BonSecoursHealthSystemcontinueditsclinicaltransformationjourneyacomprehensiveinter-disciplinaryapproachtoachievecaredeliveryexcellencethroughoutthepatientcarecontinuumthatmeasurablyimprovesqualitycreatesholisticpatient-centeredcareexperiencesandreduceshealthcarecostsbyreducingwasteandoptimizingthevalueproposition.Thisisdonethroughtheeffectivealignmentofpeopleprocessandtechnologythatenablesandsupportsrapidcycletestsofinnovationleadingtocreativeeffectivesolutions.QualityofCareOnceagainBonSecoursHealthSystemhasexcelledinthe2011CenterforMedicareandMedicaidServicesHospitalQualityIncentiveDemonstrationHQIDpay-for-performanceproject.BonSecoursasasystemreceivedatotalof70awardsinYear6themostofanysystemintheproject.MemorialRegionalMedicalCenterpartofBonSecoursVirginia-RichmondMechanicsvilleVirginiawasoneofonlytwohospitalswith12outof12possibleawardsandtheonlyhospitalwithsixTopPerformerawards.MemorialRegionalwasalsotheonlyhospitaltorepeatthisachievementfromlastyear.OverthepastthreeyearsBonSecoursHealthSystemhassavedover1.1millionbystandardizingcareofheartbypassandcardiacvalvereplacementsurgeries.Heartsurgeonshelpedcreatenewbloodtransfusionguidelinesacrossthesystemthatreducedtransfusionsinheartsurgerypatientsfrom66to42andtheaverageamountofbloodtransfuseddroppedbynearlytwo-thirds.Inadditionthecomplicationratewentdownandthelengthoftimepeoplespentinthehospitalwentdown.BonSecoursSt.FrancisHealthSystemGreenvilleSouthCarolinaannouncedanimpressivequalitycaremilestoneduringthepastveyearsnoneofitspatientshaveexperiencedanICU-relatedcentralline-associatedbloodstreaminfectionCLABSI.PatientswhodevelopCLABSIstakelongertorecoverandareatincreasedriskofdeath.BonSecoursSt.FranciseliminatedCLABSIsbyimplementingapatientsafetyprojectcalledtheComprehensiveUnit-basedSafetyProgramCUSPascience-basedapproachusingthelatestevidencetoimprovethewayclinicalteamscareforpatients.