While the other pillars of our quality and safety program are directed toward our patients, Keep Us Well focuses on helping kids stay healthy, so that they don’t need to go to the hospital. We are working toward better asthma control and diabetes management, decreasing obesity, improving immunization rates, preventing premature births, and improving access and care for children with behavioral health needs.
Some might think that it is unusual that a hospital would devote time, money and energy to keep patients healthy so that the hospital’s services aren’t ever needed. It is unusual. But we believe keeping children healthy and out of the hospital is one of the most important things we can do for our patients and families.