Case Study: Arnold Palmer Hospital

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News and World Report. It is the only hospital in all of central Florida with an emergency/trauma center dedicated specifically to pediatric patients. It opened in 1989, and in 2006 became a children's hospital focused solely on speciality and subspecialty healthcare for children (Hospital Web Site, 2011).
Process #
Process
Issue
1
Entrance
Check In
2
Baby Born in route or birth immanent
Taken directly to bed, registered there, move to 8th for to labor and delivery, if no complications move to step 6.
3
Baby not yet born
Mother is either pregistered or goes to office on Floor 1
4
Evaluation
Mother taken to 8th floor (Labor and Delivery Triage); may move to L&D on floor 2 or go to step 5
5
Not ready to deliver
Either sent home or asked to walk around grounds to encourage contractions; then resent to Triage
6
Birth
If no complications, 2 hours later M/B xfer to floors 3,4 or 5 to MB unit for 40-44 hours
7
Complications
Operating Room or ICU; when stable to MB unit; baby may go to either
8
Discharge
When ready, both may be discharged or transferred; baby may stay if complications arise
Flow Chart Analysis- The hospital consistently uses a flow chart tool to examine and re-examine ways to improve processes. The current process is below:
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