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Health Care Quality (HQ)

david crystal

Co-Chair of Health Care Quality

- Crystal David, Pharm. D., BCPS


Kathy Cook, D.O.

Co-Chair of Health Care Quality

- Kathy Cook, D.O.


The optimal clinical learning environment provides experiential and interprofessional training in all phases of quality improvement aligned with the quality goals of the clinical site. In this way, it ensures that residents and fellows engage with the entire cycle of quality improvement—from planning through implementation and reassessment.



Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Symposium Posters


Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Project Handbook




Quality Improvement Programs

Current QI Projects at OSUMC

  • CLABSI – Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infections – Reduce CLABSI’s via evidence-based practice interventions
  • CAUTI – Catheter-Associated UTIs -  Reduce CAUTI’s via evidence-based practice interventions
  • CABG – Improving care for the pt S/P CABG
  • Restraint – Reduction in use and documentation compliance
  • Fall – Fall Reduction Work Team/ Fall Response Team
  • SWAT – Skin Wound Assessment Team – Reduce the incidence of pressure injuries
  • Sepsis – Improving care for the patient with sepsis
  • UP Mobility – Work team to enhance our patient’s mobility and thus minimize negative consequences of immobility


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