The Clinical Pharmacy Team | St. Bernards Medical Center

T H E Y  D I D  W H A T ?  W O W  W I N N E R

Jonesboro, AR

“This team finds ways on an ongoing basis to integrate clinical surveillance into patient care. In doing so, our reach continuously is expanding to improve the quality of care we are able to provide.”

MELANIE BURNETT, CLINICAL PHARMACY MANAGER, ST. BERNARDS MEDICAL CENTER

Always looking for new and innovative ways to integrate clinical surveillance into patient care

  • Enhanced antimicrobial stewardship
  • Enhanced opioid stewardship
  • Reduced vancomycin-induced AKI
  • 1% decrease in broad spectrum gram-negative antibiotic days of therapy per 1,000 patient days
  • Decrease in the rate of vancomycin-induced AKI from 10.34% to 4.79%
  • Monthly cost avoidance from $535,864 to $1,007,170

Recognized for:

Uses VigiLanz for:

Noteworthy results:

$1M

Realized up to $1M in monthly cost avoidance savings.