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UMCNO House Officers

Improving patient conditions & outcomes

The UMCNO House Officer Quality Improvement Council (HQUIC) was established in March of 2017 to meaningfully engage house staff at into activities that promote a culture of patient safety.

We do this by:

  • Optimizing the delivery of care
  • Inter-professional, team-based communications
  • Cost accountability
  • Provider wellbeing
  • Population health outcomes

Regular activities

HQUIC has a monthly offering at University Medical Center open to health care providers from all disciplines and all professions. Monthly offerings are supported by The Spirit of Charity Foundation.

These activities include:

  • Committee Meetings
  • Safety, Health Disparity, and Improving Patient Outcomes [SHIP] Case Conferences
  • Project Huddles
  • Journal Club

Applause and accolades

Click here to read about University Medical Center’s Residents and Interns of the Year.

The ‘Inside’ information

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Defining Quality

  • Joint Commission National Quality Approval Award
    The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
  • American College of Surgeons: Verified Trauma Center
    The Norman E. McSwain, Jr, MD, Spirit of Charity Trauma Center only verified Level 1 Trauma Center in South Louisiana.
  • City Business - Best Places to Work
    The Comprehensive Pulmonary Hypertension Center (CPHC) at University Medical Center New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    University Medical Center New Orleans is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center with a full stroke team on call 24/7 to immediately care for patients with stroke symptoms.
  • American Heart Association and American Stroke Association Primary Stroke Center
  • AHA Stoke certification
    The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success ensuring that stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.Accredited by the American College of Surgeons-Commission on Cancer (ACS-COC), the Cancer Center at University Medical Center New Orleans (UMCNO) offers patients a comprehensive approach to their cancer care.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    University Medical Center has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).
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