National Quality Program Achieves Improvements in Safety Culture and Reduction in Preventable Harms in Community Hospitals: Through an innovative affiliation, Duke University Health System (DUHS), a large and
complex academic health system, and LifePoint Health® (LifePoint [LP]) collaborated
to create a joint venture, DLP Healthcare (DLP) to measurably improve culture and
quality and patient safety metrics in community hospitals across the United States.
A structured approach to quality was developed in DLP hospitals and later refined
and spread to all LP hospitals through the National Quality Program (NQP).