Hospital Medicine Quality, Safety and Advocacy in Hospital Medicine
Hospital Medicine Quality, Safety and Advocacy in Hospital Medicine

The Quality and Safety Committee
The Quality and Safety Committee of the Section of Hospital Medicine is dedicated to creating and sustaining a work environment that fosters safe, efficient and patient-centered care. By developing a system for educating the section in the skills of quality improvement, we work together to identify and address shared areas of opportunity.

Specific areas of emphasis include:

  • Improving the clinical care of patients with pneumonia. 
  • Improving resident education in the inpatient environment.
  • Developing a prioritization tool to optimize Quality Improvement efforts in the section.

Contact:
Y. Raymond Chan, MD
Phone: (816) 802-1493
Email: rchan@cmh.edu

Legal Aid Referral Program (LARP)
Dr. Jeffrey Colvin, faculty member in the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, helped develop the Legal Aid Referral Program (LARP), where he currently acts as Medical Advisor.

Through LARP, Children's Mercy collaborates with Legal Aid of Western Missouri and Kansas Legal Services to use legal methods to improve the health of our patients. LARP strives to provide children and families with access to legal services that will ensure that their basic needs for food, housing, education, health care, and safety are met-especially when those needs affect their health.

Contact:
Jeffrey Colvin, MD
Phone: (816) 802-1493
Email: jdcolvin@cmh.edu

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