Quality and Patient Safety Collaborative

Access New Jersey's Hospital Performance Report (July 1, 2004)

NJCTH provides tools, services, and information to assist its members in providing quality health care services that are of proven value to patients and purchasers of care. It supports and promotes the use of scientifically sound data to inform the public and facilitate better decisions regarding medical care and services.

The Council has established the Quality and Patient Safety Collaborative to establish NJCTH members as the premier healthcare systems in New Jersey by deploying

1. Patient care processes and personnel that support best practices and continuous quality improvement
2. Infrastructures that support safe, error free environments
3. And, demonstrating superior health outcomes.

The group's short-term and long-term objectives include:

1. Establish a "Cross Institutional" learning environment which focuses on the rapid deployment of best practices
2. Facilitate collaborative site visits between quality teams to share innovations and lessons learned.
3. Create a database of resources and tools that are available for all members.
4. Identify expert consultants, including physicians champions, that would be available to support other member's quality and safety teams.
5. Identify patient safety and quality curriculums that focus on educating residents, medical students, nursing students and allied health care students; work collaboratively with UMDNJ to create an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum for use by NJCTH members.
6. Evaluate NJCTH Clinical Data Warehouse that would support cross-institutional quality projects and demonstrations projects, etc.
7. Identify demonstration projects and/or grant opportunities that support the group's mission and IOM-AHC innovation projects.

Committee Members

Christy Stephenson—Committee Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Robert Wood Johnson University at Hamilton
One Hamilto Health Place, Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 584-2895
[email protected]

Barbara Balas
Director of Quality Management
Warren Hospital
185 Roseberry Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
(908) 859-6702
[email protected]

Douglas Bechard, MD, FACP, CPE
Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness
Meridian Health

1350 Campus Parkway, Neptune, NJ 07753
(732) 776-4947
[email protected]

Maureen Bueno, PhD, RN
Vice President, Clinical Outcomes and Medical Affairs
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
One Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 937-8538
[email protected]

Maria Brennan, RN
Vice President, Patient Care Serivces
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center

703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503
(973) 754-2055
[email protected]

Deborah Briggs
Senior Vice President, Health Policy and Advocacy

154 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
(609) 656-9600   (609) 656-9611 Fax
[email protected]

William Cors, MD, MMM, FACPE
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Somerset Medical Center

110 Rehill Avenue, Somerset, New Jersey 08876
(908) 685-2816
[email protected]

Lois Dornan, MSN, RN, CPHQ
Clinical Integration Analyst
Robert Wood Johnson Health Network

100 Albany Street, Suite 201, New Brunswick, NJ 07503
(732) 418-8329
[email protected]

Sashi Madhok
Assistant Vice President for Quality Outcomes
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton

One Hamilton Health Place, Hamilton, NJ 08690
(609) 584-6706
[email protected]

Joanne Porter, RN, BSN
Regulatory Administrative Manager
Cooper University Hospital

One Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08403
(856) 342-2480
[email protected]

Jack Scharf, FACHE, CRHQ
Vice President of Quality and Outcomes Management
Atlantic Health System

325 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, New Jersey 07932
(973) 660-3157 
[email protected]

Richard Weinberg, MD, CPE
Medical Director, Quality Improvement
UMDNJ - University Hospital

150 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ 07103-2406
(973) 972-6780
[email protected]

100K logo

 NJCTH and its  members concur with  the Institute for  Healthcare  Improvement (IHI)  that  a remarkably few  proven interventions,
 implemented on a  wide enough scale,  can avoid 100,000  deaths over the next  15 months, and  every  year thereafter.

 For New Jersey, this  means saving more  than 2,000 lives  annually. By  harnessing proven
 methods and  implementing these  best practices  throughout New  Jersey’s health care
 system, hospitals will  make great strides in
 improving the quality  of care delivery and
 reducing patient  harm.

 To learn more, click  here.

 NJCTH members are  stepping up to the
 challenge and  welcome all hospitals
 throughout the state to  join us in this initiative  to improve patient  safety for New Jersey.