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House Officer Quality Improvement Council

The UMCNO House Officer Quality Improvement Council was established in March of 2017 in order to meaningfully engage house staff at UMCNO into activities that promote a culture of patient safety by optimizing the delivery of care, inter-professional team based communications, cost accountability, provider wellbeing and population health outcomes.

HQUIC has a monthly offering at UMCNO open to health care providers from all disciplines and all professions. Monthly offerings are supported by The Spirit of Charity Foundation and include the following activities:

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

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 UMC New Orleans was awarded top-tier accreditation from the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA).
  • PHA Center of Comprehensive Care Award
    UMC 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
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    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 UMC New Orleans (UMCNO) offers patients a comprehensive approach to their cancer care.
  • Commission on Cancer Accedited Program logo
    UMC has been designated an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA).
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