The Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality is pleased to share its fiscal year 2020 report. The document is a review of the center’s achievements over the period July 2019 through June 2020, the status of its many programs, and its future directions.
This report is also a reflection of the work of our countless stakeholders, partners, and honorary team members. From Human Resources to Performance Services, from Healthy Duke to the Patient Safety Officers, we cannot express our gratitude enough for the support, collaboration, and camaraderie each of these amazing teams have given us. Thank you and we look forward to many more projects together.
The report begins with an Executive Summary, followed by a series of one-page reviews of the center’s various facets of work. If you see a program or body of work that you would like to learn more about, please do not hesitate to email the team.
Local radio station Mix 101.5FM, Duke Children’s, and members of the Center teamed up to deliver meals to healthcare workers through the “30 Say Thank You” campaign. Learn more and see a video about this heartwarming story here.
Special thank you to Carolina Ale House for their partnership on this project and our local community for their overwhelming generosity .
Working@Duke, the university’s employee magazine, published an article highlighting the work of the Center. The article highlights the group’s work in healthcare quality and safety as well as its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We never thought something like COVID-19 could happen. But, it became apparent to us quickly that we were ready.”
– Dr. Bryan Sexton, Center Director
In partnership with the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Duke Child and Family Study Center, we have created a toolkit full of resources for parents and families dealing with COVID-19. The resource guide contains tips on talking to your kids about COVID-19, activities for families, coping strategies, and local childcare opportunities.
Special thank you to Taylor Day, Chris Mauro, and Sierra Stubblefield for their help on this project.
As a show of appreciation for their extraordinary efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses and organizations are offering their support to healthcare workers and first responders. Here, we will keep a running list of any promotions or initiatives we learn about, including Special Hotel Rates, Community Partners, and Organizations/Non-Profits, and Discounts.
Need more information about food donations? Contact Nicole Peloquin in the Duke Development Office.
Special Hotel Rates
Local hotels are offering deeply discounted rates for healthcare workers who need to self-isolate after caring for COVID patients. Find a full list of discounts available to Duke Health staff here.
The following business are running special promotions and/or accepting donations that benefit Duke Health team members.
Accepting donations through the Health Care Personnel Contribution Program. Donations will be used to purchase coffee and baked goods for healthcare workers.
Donate to help provide weekly meals to frontline healthcare workers in our community.
You can donate pizza to Duke Health team members through the #pizza4providers campaign.
50% off for first responders and healthcare workers, curbside pickup available. Call to place order.
Dr. Bryan Sexton has launched a new video series around the idea of “bite-sized” resilience. In short sessions, Dr. Sexton leads you through the evidence, science, and impact of well-being strategies. See the series on the Center’s Youtube channel.
Duke Health has started a new decontamination process for N95 masks using aerosolized hydrogen peroxide. Reusing these masks safely will help with equipment shortages due to the corononavirus (nCOVID-19) pandemic.
There are so many great articles, posts, and more about resources people can access while at home during the coronavirus pandemic. We’ve aggregated just a few of here to help you adjust to social distancing.
Facts about the coronavirus (COVID-19) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a go-to source for reliable information on the virus, including tips for preparing your home and protecting your family.
From the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Online entertainment and education
From virtual museum tours to online dance parties to free university classes, the internet has lots of ways for us to stay connected while social distancing.