“Our metrics improved on every category”

Jon, ACU physician co-lead, describes their Accountable Care Unit (ACU® care model) outcomes. Very interesting to hear how their metrics improved across clinical, cost, as well as staff & patient satisfaction.

When added up, their ACU was seeing savings in the region of $2.4 million dollars in their first 21 months after implementation on just their 27 telemetry unit.

Location: Colorado, US

ACU started: 2012

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Gillian a Unit Nurse Manager describes the role grad nurses have to play on Accoutnable Care Units

Part to play

“Part to play” Gillian, an Accountable Care Unit (ACU® care model) unit nurse manager, describes her concerns around engaging new grad nurses. Gillian recognizes that new grad nurses are at a critical junction in their career. A lot of nurses…
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Gillian describes nurses injecting that intentionality into SIBR rounds

Injecting that intentionality into it

“Injecting that intentionality into it” Gillian, a Unit Nurse Manager, describes what she likes to see happening when SIBR Rounds are working well – the team members actively considering each item discussed and taking action to address each. Location: Colorado,…
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Kish, ACU co-lead, describes SIBR has made a remarkable change

SIBR has made a remarkable change

“SIBR has made a remarkable change” Kish, an Accountable Care Unit (ACU® care model) physician co-lead, describes the impact of SIBR on their Medical Surveillance Unit. If unit processes are structured to allow staff to quickly recongize what is abnormal,…
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