Author: Katy Loos

Katy Loos, MSN, CRNP, RN, SpecialtyCare’s Patient Blood Management Specialist/Director, Northeast Region, is a passionate advocate for better use of blood products and has held a variety of clinical and administrative positions throughout her career. She led the implementation of an award-winning patient blood management (PBM) program at a nationally ranked 893-bed hospital and surgical facility in Philadelphia. She also started the first PBM program in Cincinnati, which included a successful system-wide, pre-operative anemia clinic. Katy earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Mount St. Joseph’s University, a master's degree in nursing from Grand Canyon University, and an acute care adult geriatric nurse practitioner degree from Northern Kentucky University.

Why Doesn’t Everyone Have a PBM Program?

Patient Blood Management

On November 3rd, we were honored to accept the 2017 Delaware Valley Patient Safety & Quality Award from The Health Care Improvement Foundation for our submission, “Implementation of a Patient Blood Management Program,” which outlines the integration of patient blood management (PBM) as a daily, embedded quality improvement strategy at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (TJUH). The project was evaluated on evidence of significant and sustained improvement in quality, patient safety, innovation, and the potential for replication in other healthcare organizations. As an outsourced provider of PBM implementation, we are thrilled to share in TJUH’s success and we applaud its leadership and organizational commitment to improvement.