The conference opened with greetings of Prof. Gamzu, the Ministry of Health CEO, who emphasized in his speech the importance of quality indicators in hospitals and importance of quality in healthcare.
Barzilai Medical Center presented a record amount of papers in compared to previous years, 11 in number, in the areas of quality and improving patient experience: in departments (Internal Medicine "A", High Risk Pediatric Dentistry Clinic and the Ophthalmology Department), and in the fields of nursing administration, hospital management, pharmacy unit, nutrition unit,
patients admission system, transportation and safety unit.
Ms. Yifat Mimon, Deputy Supervisor Nurse in the Neonatal Care Unit lectured about the importance of routine screening in order to decrease Klebsiella carriers among preterm neonates. The lecture evoked a discussion among the participants, especially in light of the absence of indicators for acceptable care in this issue in Israel.