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Journal Article

Evaluation of organizational culture among different levels of healthcare staff participating in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 100,000 Lives Campaign.

Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Garcia-Williams A, Hackbarth AD, et al. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2012;33:135-43.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 100,000 Lives Campaign generated national attention for galvanizing efforts to improve patient safety. This study found that executive leadership, midlevel staff, and frontline providers reported different perceptions about the campaign at their six participating hospitals. While respondents attributed only 58% of improvements to the campaign, all felt the interventions were sustainable, particularly with effective use of performance data and necessary leadership commitment. The findings also highlight the importance of aligning such initiatives with organizational culture to balance top-down and grassroots approaches.