Lutheran Hospital achieves No. 1 ranking in Quality Leadership Award
Among 124 community hospitals nationwide, Lutheran Hospital has placed No. 1, winning the Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Award for excellence in delivering safe, patient-centered care that is timely, effective, efficient, and equitable.
Award recipients are selected from member organizations based on performance data from a variety of sources, including Vizient’s Clinical Data Base, core measures data, the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Healthcare Safety Network.
Vizient is an alliance of the nation’s leading academic medical centers and affiliated community hospitals.
Lutheran Hospital Earns Top Performer Recognition from Joint Commission
The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States, has recognized Lutheran Hospital as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for 2014. Lutheran Hospital was recognized for achieving excellence in performance for pneumonia and surgical care measure sets.
The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for performing on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions. Lutheran Hospital is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.
In order to be named a Top Performer, a hospital must:
- Achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures;
- Achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and
- Have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and within that measure set, achieve a performance rate of 95 percent or above on all applicable individual accountability measures
This achievement demonstrates our commitment to assuring that our patients receive high quality, evidence-based care.
NICHE Nursing at Lutheran Hospital
NICHE, Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders, is the nation’s leading nurse-driven program designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. The program’s overarching goal is to achieve systematic change that will benefit care for all patients over the age of 65.
To aid hospitals and healthcare facilities in creating an environment of sensitive and exemplary geriatric care, NICHE provides the guiding principles and resources necessary to stimulate cultural change. The program increases awareness of geriatric issues, improves staff competence in nursing care of the elderly and supports the implementation of hospital geriatric protocols.
Hospitals that have been NICHE-designated are among those that demonstrate superior organizational commitment and continued progress in improving quality, enhancing the patient and family experience and supporting community service efforts.
Lutheran Hospital is proud to have become a NICHE designated facility in November 2015.
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