The COVID-19 health crisis has required new ways of thinking and quick action across our System. Medical professionals and health care team members, clinical and non-clinical alike, are rising to the challenges of this unprecedented health crisis. Our need for qualified professionals to assist us in all aspects of delivering exceptional care is growing.
UMMS has selected Morrison Healthcare as our new partner to lead Food and Nutritional Services at all UMMS hospitals. The phased-in transition will begin May 1 and continue through July.
UMMS has joined other leading health care institutions around the country in launching a service to provide curb-to-curb transportation for patients across the System. The new UMMS partnership with Lyft will allow authorized team members to quickly schedule reliable transportation for non-emergency patients. Plus, UMMS team members get to share the opportunity, too.
The UMMS Clinical Quality Value Analysis Program was launched in July 2019, and is standardizing how we determine the most cost-effective use of products, goods and services across the System. The Program allows UMMS to maintain and improve the total quality and delivery of safe patient care in our ever-changing health care landscape.
Sometimes, a small change can make all the difference in the world. Nurses across the System have refocused how they approach shift change and developed a process that will result in more informed staff, more engaged patients and, ultimately, improved quality and safety of care. The new process was implemented at BWMC in fall 2019 and continues to rollout across all System hospitals.