News and Events

Annual Improvement Fair

More than 40 projects at the 5th annual Improvement Fair showcased the work of teams from across the organization. 

The projects included redesigning how care is delivered, enhancing the patient experience and improving affordability. Over 600 physicians, nurses and other NSMC staff both presented and attended the event. 

ARI Presence at National Venues

October, 2013

The Albright Read Institute established a presence at the National Association of Healthcare Quality.


October 2013 – March 2014

Some of the Institute’s training materials and expertise are being used to launch a quality training program for the American Society of Clinical Oncologists (ASCO) in Washington DC.

December 2013

The National Forum for Quality Improvement (a program of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement) is the premier conference for people committed to the mission of improving health care. This annual event draws nearly 6,000 health care professionals from around the world in person and thousands more via satellite broadcast.  

IHI Forum Projects

The Albright Read Institute presented seven improvement projects at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) National Forum (Orlando, FL - December 2013).

The NSMC projects included in the improvement poster showcase were:

Union Hospital ICU Reducing Sedation for Vent Patients
  • Team Leader: Lee Anne Fredericks, R.N.
Reducing Radiation for Pediatric CT Patients
  • Team Leader: John Murray, M.D.
Reducing Pressure Ulcers
  • Team Leader: Greg Conklin, R.N.
Medication Reconciliation
  • Team Leaders: Andrea Barayuga-MacLean, RPh, Pharm.D., and Madonna Cruz, R.N.
Reducing Patient Wait Times for Outpatient Procedures
  • Team Leaders: Mimi Neuman, M.D., and Peg Houghton
Reducing Surgical Site Infections
  • Team Leaders: Ninamarie Qualtieri, R.N., and Bernard Benedetto, M.D.
Improving Timely Foley Catheter Removal
  • Team Leaders: Michael Chamberlain, M.D., and Michael Medlock, M.D.