Aspirus is a multi-hospital system providing tertiary care and rehabilitation to a variety of patient populations.
After implementing HD Nursing solutions, Aspirus was able to provide safer patient care with NO falls in 14 straight months.
Aspirus went live with the HD Falls Program in 2016 but did not initially include HD Sustainability Tools and Services. After reducing falls by 49% and falls related injuries by 72% in the first full year with the HD Program, results started to slip back.
Many factors can lead to a regression of improved outcomes in a healthsystem: staff turnover, new leadership, changes in patient census and acuities, all provide challenges to sustaining the gains.
Aspirus realized they needed a systemwide solution to sustain the gains realized in the first year of the HD Falls Program and decided to contract with HD for its Sustainability Tools & Services.
This shift helped Ontonagon Hospital achieve zero falls for over a year and counting (March 2019 – May 15, 2020).