Best Practices

SCHA has been a proud partner for a number of national quality improvement organizations, including the Joint Commission, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the Patient Safety Movement. We encourage all of our members to frequently visit their pages for the latest best practice information and toolkits.

Title What Category
Nursing Programs to Grow Workforce Colleton Medical Center Works With USC-Salkehatchie to Establish 4-Year Nursing Program Workforce Development
Healthcare Academy in High Schools Colleton Medical Center works with Colleton County High School on its Cougar New Tech career-based curriculum Workforce Development
Developing and Sustaining a Sepsis Protocol Abbeville Area Medical Center uses Lean A3 problem solving tool to improve sepsis treatment Quality & Patient Safety
Readmissions Huddles Self Regional, in collaboration with the Premier HIIN, uses A3 and LEAN to improve readmission huddles Population Health, Quality & Patient Safety
Apprenticeship Program for Nursing Shortages Self Regional Healthcare Teams up with Piedmont Technical College to solve staffing shortage problems Workforce Development
Newborn Screening Proper Sample Collection SCHA and DHEC team up to reduce the number of improper time-sensitive newborn screening samples that are submitted to DHEC labs Quality & Patient Safety
Developing Residency Programs Tidelands Health's new Family Medicine Residency Program aims to increase the number of physicians in the Pee Dee Workforce Development
Timely Newborn Screening Testing A statewide effort to ensure all newborn screening tests are performed on a timely basis Quality & Patient Safety
Telehealth Increases Access to Specialty Consults AnMed Health and Greenwood Genetics Center use telehealth to provide a better experience for patients Quality & Patient Safety
Using Telehealth to Improve Care Transitions Beaufort Memorial's pilot program uses medical monitoring equipment to better track high-risk patients post-discharge Quality & Patient Safety