We are hospital people.

When our Performance Improvement project at Emory University Hospital worked better than anyone expected, we made it a company: 1Unit.

We are a global network of nurses, doctors, and healthcare engineers. We develop tools and best practices that work on our units, and we bring it to yours.

Frontline Teamwork Experts.

We’re dedicated to improving the experience of giving and receiving care on hospital units. We believe care is much better when hospital professionals know how great interdisciplinary teamwork looks and sounds – and how it feels.

Everything we do has been tested and refined, so we know it actually works in the flow of clinical care.

A History of Frontline Innovation.

Born on an Acute Med-Surg Unit
We developed our care model at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. After launching our first unit, we saw a 10% reduction in Length of Stay, 28% reduction in mortality & hospice discharges, +2.9 point increase in average patient satisfaction, +1.3 point increase in average nurse communication scores, and +4.2 point increase in average physician communication scores.
Award-winning, Evidence-based
We began traveling and teaching other hospitals. Unit after unit, our work produced strong outcomes. We’ve won several national and international awards.
A PI Project Delivery Team
We turned our Performance Improvement project into a company, 1Unit, to help other units see the same results in months, not years, and to avoid common pitfalls.
Excellence Through Practice
We’ve now helped 100s of units. Changing interdisciplinary teamwork used to be hard and risky. Our methodology delivers strong outcomes in a total package.
A Decade of Recognition

Award Winning Programs

2011

Joint Commission Patient Safety Award

National John M. Eisenberg Award for innovation in patient safety and quality

2013

New South Wales Health Innovation Award

Awarded to Orange Hospital for their 1Unit-supported implementation of SIBR, reducing unit mortality and LOS.

2017

Minogue Award for Patient Safety Innovation

Northwest Hospital in Baltimore recognized by the Maryland Patient Safety Center for strong SIBR results

2022

IHI & BMJ Patient Service Award

IHI and BMJ recognized the SIBR care model for its impact on  patient service and clinical quality & safety

2012

CMS Innovation Portfolio

CMS recognized SIBR as a leading care model for improving clinical outcomes on hospital wards

2015

SHM Award for Teamwork in Quality

Society of Hospital Medicine recognized the SIBR care model for patient-centered, evidence-based teamwork

2017

System Quality Improvement Award

Awarded to Long Island Jewish Valley Stream for excellence in quality improvement with SIBR on Unit 2C

2022

Minogue Award for Patient Safety Innovation

Maryland Patient Safety Center recognition of Adventist HealthCare for strong SIBR results

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