Regional hospital in Southwest Kansas takes proactive steps to prevent patient falls
Southwest Medical Center (SWMC) is a not-for-profit acute care hospital with 89 beds in Liberal, Kansas, also serving patients from nearby Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.
As part of their participation in the Compass HQIC program in partnership with KHC, SWMC identified falls prevention as one of its top patient safety goals. This is, in part, because the hospital saw a spike in patient falls during 2020 as compared to 2019. SWMC is now in their first five months of planning, educating staff, and taking action on interventions. They named the initiative “Focus on Falls.”