Patient Safety/Quality Improvement
Mini Grant Program

In June, 2013, MDH awarded just over $35,000 in Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Mini-Grants to support new practice implementation projects focused on prevention of reportable adverse health events. The grants challenge the health care community and the ability of organizations to develop new solutions to clinical scenarios in which adverse events could occur. The goal of this grant program is for the tools and procedures that emerge from these projects to be shared across the state to improve quality and patient safety at Minnesota hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers.

Patient Safety Mini Grant RFP:
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MDH Grant Awardee Shared Tools and Resources


Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Mini Grant
Program Awardees
Awardee Project Summary

Aitkin Community Hospital

Funds will be used to implement a six month medication reconciliation project to test a new model for reducing inadvertent medication errors.

Allina Health System

Funds will be used to perform an RPIW with assistive personnel from across Allina system to look at how assistive personnel can work to prevent pressure ulcers.

CentraCare Health-Long Prairie

Funds will be used to purchase and implement pressure relieving equipment in the operating room. Grantee will also develop and implement hand-off communication procedures for pressure ulcer prevention.

Lakewood Health System

Funds will be used to purchase and install new equipment for gait improvement in physical therapy. This gait improvement equipment will be used to help to prevent falls in physical therapy as well as other areas of the hospital.

Lifecare Medical Center

Funds will be used to install the most current edition of perinatal education software for the initial and ongoing training of nurses who work in labor and delivery with an attempt to prevent AHE in that area.

Sanford Canby Medical Center

Funds will be used to implement a falls prevention education for staff, family and patients through a combination of training and bedside rounding.

Sanford Luverne Medical Center

Funds will be used to implement “Staying Within Arms Reach” program, post-fall huddle process, and to develop enhanced falls prevention and management training for all staff.

Sanford Tracy Medical Center

Funds will be used to develop policies and procedures for the use of purchased whiteboards throughout the facility in order to prevent pressure ulcers and falls.

UMMC Fairview

Funds will be used to implement and complete a demonstration project, in which the grantee will implement staffing changes to attempt to reduce falls on in patient units during change of shift.



Updated Tuesday, 04-Mar-2014 13:22:43 CST