6th Annual PS/QI Day
Friday, May 10, 2019


6th Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day

University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN


6th Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day
University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga


The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga helds its 6th Annual Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Day on Friday, May 10, 2019 (8:30 AM until 1 PM) in the Pierce Conference Room of the new Kennedy Children's Outpatient Center.


Dr. Alan Kohrt, Professor and Assistant Dean for Faculty Development for the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, and Senior Physician Advisor for Quality and Patient Safety, presided over the event.  Twelve total projects were presented involving more 27 Resident and Fellow physicians, as well as six Erlanger Trauma Nursing staff, and 2 LEAN Process Improvement staff..  Awards were presented at the conclusion of of the event:


  • Best Project and Presentation:  "Reduction in Opioid Prescribing."  Drs. Luke Couch and Olivia Morin, Surgery Residents. ($500 award)
  • 2nd Place Project and Presentation:  "Standardization of Care ifor Pediatric Asthma Patients."  Drs. Sarah Jane Camper, Alexandra Biller, Hannah Cox, and Jordan Foutch, Pediatrics Residents. ($300 award)
  • 3rd Place Project and Presentation:  "Social Determins of Health."  Drs. Parker Plan, Joseph Vukin, and Alexandra Biller, Pediatrics Residents.  ($200 award)
Luke Couch, MD, 2nd Year Surgery Resident     Olivia Morin, MD, 4th Year Surgery Resident


As the flagship statewide academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by
pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. In 2011, UT Health Science Center celebrated its centennial:  100 years advancing the future of health care. Offering a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in
Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.  The statewide UTHSC System significantly impacts and contributes about $4 billion dollars annually to the Tennessee economy.


The UTHSC campus in Knoxville includes a College of Medicine (called the UT Graduate School of Medicine), a College of Pharmacy, and an Allied Health Sciences unit.  It was founded in 1963 near the main University of Tennessee at Knoxville campus.


In addition, the UTHSC Chattanooga campus was established in 1974 and includes a College of Medicine (called the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga. More than 200 3rd and 4th year medical students receive clinical training in Chattanooga.  The Campus holds Institutional Accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and serves as the sponsor for 192 Residents and Fellows in twenty graduate medical education training programs.


Since its founding in 1911, UTHSC has educated and trained more than 57,000 health care
professionals on campuses and in health care facilities across the state. For more information, visit


For more information about the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, primarily based with its major affiliated training site, Erlanger Health System, visit  

UT College of Medicine Chattanooga     960 East Third Street, Suite 100     Chattanooga, TN 37403     (800)947-7823, ext 6956

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