Why:

This six-year collaborative of San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) hospitals addressed over fifteen clinical interventions with active participation all SFBA acute care hospitals, including CEO commitments.

Results:

BEACON participants reduced harms in several clinical areas, such as a 76 percent reduction in CAUTIs and a 37 percent reduction in sepsis mortality; as a whole, the project saved an estimated 2,750 lives. Given the marked success of BEACON, a health plan (Anthem) stepped forward to independently fund continued collaborative work.