Case Study

Blessing Hospital Launches the HART Program Using The Rothman Index to Decrease Mortality and Code Blues Outside the ICU

Highlights Summary

  •  35% reduction in overall mortality index
  • 34% reduction in code blues outside the ICU
  • 55 lives saved in one year using The Rothman Index
  • Initiated “HART” (High Acuity Response Team) program for critical care consult nursing team
  • Won 2019 Rothman Index Early Warning System Award

The Rothman Index is a portal to quickly see what’s going on throughout the house, then rapidly respond to the highest trouble area.

Rick Rettke
Blessing Hospital ICU/CVU Nurse Manager

Receiving the Rothman Index Award is a moment of celebration! The Rothman Index is not just technology, but it helps enhance the human connection. We marry the human touch with technology. I am sharing this achievement with our Board of Directors.

Mary Frances Barthel, MD, SFHM, FACP
Chief Quality and Safety Officer

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