‘Good Catch’: Rice Hospital employee honored with state patient safety award
WILLMAR — While reviewing a patient’s chart before admission for surgery, Nita Tieszen saw a blank space where information about the patient’s blood type should have been.
Tieszen, a registered nurse and admission coordinator at Rice Memorial Hospital, knew the patient’s surgeon always ordered this particular test, so she picked up the phone and clarified it with the doctor to make sure the test was done.
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