The University of Washington (UW) Center for Stewardship in Medicine, or CSiM (“see-sim”), is a collaborative of over 80 rural hospitals working together on stewardship challenges through education, quality and process improvement, and mentoring. CSiM provides education, technical assistance, and personalized support to facilities and health care professionals to meet their stewardship needs.
In 2023, CSiM moved to the UW Department of Global Health and joined the International Training and Education Center for Health (I-TECH) as a partner.
CSiM works in antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention, building sustainable quality improvement programs, and providing customized, long-term technical assistance to rural health facilities. The center’s main activities include leading the UW Tele-Antimicrobial Stewardship (TASP ECHO®) project, a telementoring program; coordinating intensive quality improvement cohorts; and providing resources and tools to support facilities in reaching their goals and improving the quality of healthcare.
Currently, CSiM has projects in Arizona, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington and is exploring opportunities to extend its model globally.