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
Creating a Patient-Centered Mentality Through No Pass zones McLeod Loris and McLeod Seacoast Institute No Pass Zones That Make Responding to Patients a Hospital-wide Responsibility Workforce Development, Quality & Patient Safety
Bringing Just Culture into the Classroom MUSC Makes Just Culture Principles Part of its Master of Healthcare Administration Curriculum Workforce Development, Quality & Patient Safety
Advance Care Planning Outside the Hospital Walls MUSC Health Collaborates to Engage Community on End-of-Life Conversations with Family-friendly Arts Festival Population Health, Quality & Patient Safety
Advance Care Planning for Hospital Staff MUSC Health recognizes the importance of advance care planning by engaging its own staff in having their own conversations with their doctor and loved ones. Population Health, Quality & Patient Safety
Advance Care Planning by Chaplains in Physician Practices AnMed Health’s Chaplaincy Program sends trained spiritual advisors into the primary care setting Quality & Patient Safety
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