Patient Safety Spotlight Series: Bristol Hospital


All week long, we’ll be highlighting several MEDITECH customers that are using EHRs to ensure safer care throughout the patient journey. These are just a few of their stories.

Quality patient care and safety is a main priority at Bristol Hospital (Bristol, CT). In fact, the hospital has gone over a year without a safety error, according to The Bristol Press. And, that’s not all.

Last summer, Bristol achieved Magnet status from the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC). ANCC’s Magnet designation honors healthcare organizations for excellence in nursing practice, making them one of only four Connecticut hospitals with Magnet status — an honor achieved by only seven percent in the nation.

“The MEDITECH system was invaluable to our Magnet designation due to the measurement and metrics captured by the system,” says Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer Sheila Kempf. “Magnet is based on pre-data, intervention, and post-data — which we wouldn’t have been able to capture without our MEDITECH EHR.”

Read more about Bristol Hospital’s achievement in the Hartford Courant, and find out how MEDITECH can help your organization achieve nursing excellence.

And, in case you missed it, check out what these other MEDITECH customers are doing at their organizations to promote patient safety: