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Authors

  1. Joy, Theresa BSN, RN
  2. Blue, Leeann MSN, RN
  3. Fecher, Alison MD
  4. Gomez, Gerardo MD
  5. Simons, Clark MD
  6. Kemp, Heather MBA

Abstract

Hospital diversion is a critical issue for hospitals that affects safety and overall patient care. At Wishard Hospital, a public hospital with a level 1 trauma center, we critically reviewed our diversion policies and implemented a series of changes. This hospital-wide process significantly decreased our diversion rates, thereby providing consistent and safe care to our community.