Southern Hills Hospital proudly announces that it has been presented with the 2013 HealthInsight Quality Award for demonstrating high quality health care and excellence in performance on publicly reported quality of care and patients’ perception of care measures.
“Southern Hills Hospital is committed to providing the safest environment to our patients and their families,” said Kimball Anderson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Southern Hills Hospital. “It is critically important to our team that we deliver high quality care to each patient, every time, and we are grateful to HealthInsight for recognizing our efforts.”
“HealthInsight commends Southern Hills Hospital for its commitment to excellence in improving patient care,” said Marc Bennett, President and CEO, HealthInsight.
The HealthInsight Quality Award acknowledges hospitals that achieve high levels of performance on the care related to the publicly reported quality measures:
o Fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival
o Statin prescribed at discharge
o Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes of arrival
o Assessment of left ventricular function
o ACE inhibitor for left ventricular systolic dysfunction
o Discharge instructions
o Appropriate initial antibiotic
o Blood culture before first dose of antibiotics
Surgical Infection Prevention
o Preventative antibiotic(s) within one hour before surgery
o Appropriate preventative antibiotic(s)
o Preventative antibiotic(s) stopped within 24 hours after surgery
o Cardiac surgery patients with controlled blood glucose post surgery
o Patients on a Beta Blocker prior to arrival who received a Beta Blocker during the perioperative period
o Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
o Treatment to prevent blood clots within 24 hours before or after selected surgeries
o Doctor ordered treatments to prevent blood clots for certain types of surgeries
The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national healthcare priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
In addition to publicly reported quality of care measures, hospitals that qualified for the HealthInsight
Quality Award performed well on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) measures. HCAHPS is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay.
To learn more about the hospital and its services, visit SouthernHillsHospital.com.