Qualis Health Honors Idaho Healthcare Providers For Excellence in Quality Improvement

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Boise, ID (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011

Qualis Health offered the 2010 Awards of Excellence in Healthcare Quality nowadays, recognizing 5 Idaho healthcare organizations. Because 2002, the Awards of Excellence in Healthcare Quality have regarded organizations in Idaho that have created considerable contributions to healthcare via innovative, measurable improvements in treatment.

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The awards had been offered for the duration of a luncheon ceremony at the 2011 Yearly Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Conference, which incorporated 250 attendees. Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Qualis Wellbeing Sharon Wilson, RN, BSN, PMP, Director of Qualis Health’s Idaho Medicare Operations, and Karl B. Kurtz, Secretary/Treasurer of the Qualis Health Board of Directors, introduced the awards to the five healthcare organizations that had been picked from this year’s submissions.

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This year’s yearly awards ceremony also incorporated the presentation of The Idaho Consortium for Healthcare Performance Advancement Awards, recognizing advancements of pneumococcal immunization costs. Patrice Burgess, MD, Chairwoman of The Idaho Consortium for Healthcare Performance Development, introduced the awards to the recipients.

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“Healthcare suppliers across the nation are concurrently pursuing three important aims: improved treatment of person individuals, far better well being of populations and reduced per capita costs” stated Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Qualis Well being. “These objectives are carefully connected, and we feel that the perform of the awardees is probable to have an affect in all three areas.”

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The 2010 Top quality Awards of Excellence in Healthcare Top quality ended up bestowed upon the subsequent organizations:

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MADISON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Rexburg, Idaho&#13

The staff at Madison Memorial Hospital improved its compliance fee for bedside medication verification from 72% to 92-94% by developing a process for capturing the sorts and severity of medicine problems and then implementing measures to reduce and get rid of the blunders.

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SAINT ALPHONSUS REGIONAL Medical Center – Boise, Idaho&#13

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Middle formulated a necessary hand hygiene academic program which improved hand hygiene compliance by 35.6%.

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SAINT ALPHONSUS REGIONAL Health-related Middle – Boise, Idaho&#13

By implementing methods to minimize individual falls that lead to damage between sufferers, Saint Alphonsus Regional Health-related Middle lowered falls with injury by eighty% from 2009 to 2010.

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SAINT LUKE’S WOOD RIVER Healthcare Center – Ketchum, Idaho&#thirteen

Right after learning the results of healing touch, staff members at Saint Luke’s Wood River Healthcare Center commenced ordering the remedy for their individuals. As a consequence, patients noted a 51% improvement in soreness level and a 69% enhancement in stress degree from August 2009 to December 2010.

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TETON VALLEY Well being Treatment – Driggs, Idaho&#thirteen

By bettering its medication reconciliation procedure, Teton Valley Wellbeing Care believed that 25% of patient admissions prior to the medication reconciliation procedure would have had an unresolved medicine discrepancy.

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This year’s Idaho Consortium for Healthcare Performance Enhancement Awards were introduced to the following organizations:

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WINNER, SAINT LUKE’S Inner Medication &#thirteen

St. Luke’s Inner Medication utilised Lean methodology to initiate a adjust in method to improve its pneumococcal immunization measure as a single of its improvement goals in 2010. Through schooling efforts, employees members at all areas yielded good results in their pneumococcal immunization price.

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HONORABLE Mention, KANIKSU Wellness Companies&#13

Via its electronic well being file program, Kaniksu Well being Companies was capable to significantly increase its pneumococcal immunization evaluate.

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Qualis Health applauds the 2010 Awards of Excellence in Healthcare High quality and Idaho Consortium for Healthcare Efficiency Advancement recipients.

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About Qualis Wellbeing&#thirteen

Qualis Health is dedicated to bettering the quality of healthcare delivery and well being results for folks and populations across the nation. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the nonprofit healthcare top quality improvement and consulting organization strives to attain functionality excellence for our clientele by concentrating on very best practices and providing a range of providers that lead to greater good quality care, high affected individual and provider satisfaction and higher efficiency. Qualis Health retains the Centers for Medicare &amp Medicaid Providers High quality Advancement Organization (QIO) agreement for Idaho, in addition to providing treatment management services for the Idaho Division of Health and Welfare, Medicaid Division. Qualis Health’s care management, high quality evaluation and enhancement and well being information technologies consulting companies immediately affect care delivered to over ten million people across the country.

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