Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Hosts Quality Improvement Summit

June 2, 2008

Physicians, nurses, dieticians, social workers and respiratory therapists from 15 states and Canada who treat cystic fibrosis will gather in Hartford, Conn. today to observe first-hand how the Central Connecticut CF Center delivers exemplary care. The center, which has become a national model, includes Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for pediatric care and Hartford Hospital for adult care.

The first-of-its-kind gathering is designed to showcase the processes of care that resulted in superior medical outcomes at the Connecticut care center, and inspire visiting healthcare providers to creatively implement improvements in their own care centers. The Connecticut center belongs to a nationwide network of 115 Foundation-accredited care centers.

Key health outcomes for each of the 115 CF care centers accredited by the Foundation are available to the public at www.cff.org/treatments/CareCenterNetwork/CareCenterData.

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