CALNOC Announces Introduces New Service Lines for Maternal / Child Care and Emergency Department

San Ramon, California (EastBayDaily) — CALNOC (the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes), the leading provider of actionable information and research on nurse sensitive quality indicators, today announced the expansion of its services to include Maternal / Child Care and Emergency Departments. These new benchmarking additions complement CALNOC’s existing services. With today’s announcement, CALNOC services cover all departments within a hospital, including post-acute and acute rehabilitation areas, and can provide invaluable, actionable information to nursing leaders, hospital administrators, and executives.

CALNOC created the nation’s first registry of nursing sensitive indicators, transforming hospital staffing, processes of care, and patient outcome data into powerful information to help guide decisions advancing improvement in patient care quality, costs, safety, and outcomes. CALNOC’s registry and reporting combines staffing variables overlaid with nursing sensitive patient variables at the unit level to allow hospitals to benchmark against themselves and multiple combinations of other institutions.

“Hospitals are challenged to better understand patient flow and how to optimize throughput in order to ensure the proper level of service to its patients while simultaneously ensuring best outcomes and managing costs,” said Nancy Donaldson, DNSc, RN, FAAN, CALNOC Senior Scientist and Board Member. "Although nursing is the biggest cost center for a hospital, quality nursing care is critical to patient care excellence. CALNOC data enable clinical and administrative leaders to examine links between staffing, processes of care and outcomes. Optimal quality of care is generally the most cost effective care, so fully leveraging the insight and information from CALNOC data can maximize financial performance, value-based purchasing positioning and market place public reporting.”

Pricing and availability CALNOC’s new service lines are available now. CALNOC participants may begin submitting data immediately and reports will be available for Q1 in Q2, along with all other customizable reports — at no additional fee.

For more information, please visit or email info(at)calnoc(dot)org.

About CALNOC CALNOC (the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes), is the leading provider of actionable information and research on nurse sensitive quality indicators. Always on the forefront of patient care excellence, CALNOC created the first nursing database registry of nursing sensitive indicators which turns patient outcome data into powerful information for hospital executives to help guide decisions to advance global patient care. Hundreds of leading hospitals have joined CALNOC to monitor and benchmark performance in order to deliver excellence in patient care. CALNOC is a non-profit corporation with headquarters in San Ramon, California. For more information call 888.586.1994 or visit


Susan Scarth