CALNOC Hits the Million Milestone Mark

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Over 1 million patients observed in the Pressure Ulcer Prevalence Study.

Pressure Ulcers are preventable and one is one to many.

CALNOC, the nation’s first nursing quality indicators database today announced a significant milestone representing their continued commitment to quality and safety. CALNOC hospitals have observed over 1 million patients for pressure ulcers in 16 years of data collection. The database now contains detailed pressure ulcer prevention records on 1,030,524 patients!

“This milestone would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of our participating hospitals and their dedication to quality patient care outcomes”, said Tony Sung, Chief Executive Officer of CALNOC. “Pressure Ulcers are preventable and one is one to many.”

The National Quality Forum (NQF) has identified hospital acquired Stage 3 or 4 pressure ulcers as a Never Event. Many CALNOC hospitals use prevalence studies to spot and prevent pressure ulcers in their medical centers. Hospitals working with CALNOC have made significant strides in pressure ulcer prevention to rates below the national average or in many cases to zero.

The Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC), is the leading provider of Business Intelligence, and Research on nurse sensitive quality indicators. CALNOC serves as the nation’s only nurse sensitive registry managed, operated and designed by nursing. Always on the forefront of patient care excellence, CALNOC created the first database registry of nurse sensitive indicators which turns patient outcome data into powerful information for hospital executives to guide decisions to advance global patient care. Hundreds of hospitals have joined CALNOC to monitor and benchmark performance in order to deliver excellence in patient care. CALNOC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) public benefit corporation with headquarters in San Ramon, California. For more information call 888-586-1994 or visit

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