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GAMC Recognized for Reducing Pressure Ulcers

Awards & Recognition

GLENDALE, CA – Glendale Adventist Medical Center (GAMC) was recently recognized (Oct. 27) for Performance Excellence in the reduction of hospital acquired pressure ulcers (HAPU Stage II+) by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC), a leading provider of business intelligence and research on nurse sensitive quality indicators.

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.

GAMC began its journey to reduce pressure ulcers by joining CALNOC in 1998. The hospital's goal is to utilize the data provided as a guide to improve quality and outcomes in the patient care setting. The reduction of pressure ulcers was achieved through the collaborative efforts of nurses, physical therapists, dieticians, educators, wound care specialists and physicians. 

“I’m proud with our success. Congratulations to our health care associates, specially the nursing staff for such a great achievement. The key to our success with pressure ulcer reduction is team work, collaboration, clear planning, and most importantly, communicating with each other at all levels,” said Karen R. Brandt, RN, MSN, FNP-C, vice president of Clinical Services/CNO, Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

CALNOC is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) public benefit corporation with headquarters in San Ramon, California. For more information visit