With patient safety as its centerpiece, the Einstein/Montefiore Division of Critical Care Medicine has a team of expert first responders with strong professional norms who offer quality care 24/7 throughout the hospital. Our purpose is to decrease variation in medical practice and the rates of avoidable complications such as "never events" and failure to resuscitate by improving our infrastructure, processes, and outcomes. Additionally, we strive to align our goals with those of the Einstein/Montefiore Strategic Plan, decreasing system fragmentation and changing cultural norms to assure organizational coherence.
Target Improvement Areas
- Central Line-Associated Infections (CLABs) (PDF)
- Surgical Site Infections
- Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Rates (PDF)
- Ventilator Compliance: Ventilator Bundle Checklist (PDF)
Critical Care Medicine uses the Dartmouth Atlas of Healthcare-defined efficiency and effectiveness measures.
The Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program integrates nationally and internally recognized evaluation measures:
Daniela Levi, MD
Director of Quality, Safety, and Development
Sharon S. Leung, MD, MS
Co-Director of Quality, Safety, and Development
Mirian Martinez, RN, PCC
Research and Quality Assurance Nurse