Ranken Jordan Keeps Children With Medical Complexities Safe While Improving Outcomes
Staff Contact: Jessica Rowden
In honor of National Patient Safety Week, MHA is featuring patient safety efforts at hospitals throughout the state. Today, we recognize safety efforts at Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital in St. Louis.
The best way to keep pediatric patients safe is to help them build the skills they need to succeed after discharge. Ranken Jordan serves children with medical complexities from birth to age 21 — during the period that occurs after discharge from acute care hospitals and before they are well enough to safely transition home.
The hospital’s unique care model — Care Beyond the Bedside — provides a multidisciplinary, family-centered approach, designed to optimize a child’s medical, developmental and functional recovery and enhance the chances of a successful transition home. Despite their ongoing acute care needs, patients at Ranken Jordan are up, dressed and out of their rooms for up to two-thirds of their day. Patients are engaged in a full complement of life-changing therapies, as well as supervised play, learning, socializing, community integration excursions and adaptive sports. This is true whether they are ventilator dependent, have paralysis, require feeding tubes or need a dozen or more prescribed medications administered daily.
Families — who are always welcome at Ranken Jordan — are amazed at what their kids are able to do within days of arrival. Ranken Jordan's goal is to maintain high levels of quality and safety in a homelike environment.
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