|QHC Marks 20 Years|
Four hospitals, one system. Each hospital is distinct in size, in the scope of care it provides and in the community it serves. Each facility has a unique environment and a unique history. Despite these differences –
A prominent example of QHC working as one system is when it comes to patient flow. Patient Care
“We want to ensure the right patient gets in the right bed while safely maximizing the utilization of
Bed scrum is a relatively new process that has allowed the organization to have a full picture of patient
“Bed Traffic Control is an art, not a science,” said Lisa. “Multiple factors are considered. It isn’t just about
“Through bed scrum we can hear what’s happening in other units and speak up when things aren’t going
Support and access to services
When times are tough, we can rely on the colleagues we work with closely, as well as our colleagues at
Similarly, when we have a lengthy downtime in Diagnostic Imaging because new equipment is being installed – as we did recently for the installation of a new CT scanner at TMH – we have the backup of our other hospitals to keep up with patient load.
Dr. Rans Perera, Chief/Medical Director, Emergency, explains how being part of a multi‐hospital system
Each hospital has its own unique array of services and specialties that our patients can depend on. A good example is with our surgical program. BGH is generally for longer, more complicated cases, TMH takes the lead on day surgery cases where patients are not admitted, and PECMH has an efficient Gastrointestinal Endoscopy unit (a procedure used to examine a person’s digestive tract).
“As far as surgery is concerned, BGH, TMH and Picton serve different but complementary roles,” said Dr. Florian Braig, Chief/Medical Director, Surgery. “The three hospitals form a network of integrated surgical
“We’ve certainly come a long way when it comes to working as one collaborative system,” said Mary Clare Egberts, President & CEO. “Our four hospitals have distinct cultures and rich histories and our communities have come to expect great care from each one of our facilities. I feel privileged and proud to be part of this unique organization.”