PCGH Receives Platinum Level Louisiana Hospital Quality Award
Pointe Coupee General Hospital has received the Platinum Level 2008 Louisiana Hospital Quality Award, presented by Louisiana Health Care Review, Inc. (LHCR), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana. The award was announced at the second annual Louisiana Health Care Quality Summit hosted by LHCR in Baton Rouge on May 18, 2009. With this award, Pointe Coupee General has been recognized for improving the quality of health care given to their patients, and Pointe Coupee General is one of 93 hospitals in the state to receive the 2008 Louisiana Hospital Quality Award.
The Hospital Quality Award honors Louisiana hospitals that successfully implement quality initiatives directed toward improving patient care in the hospital setting. This is the fourth year these awards have been presented. The award recognizes those facilities that are actively engaged in improving care in one or more of the following areas:
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The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national health care priorities by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Staff members from Pointe Coupee General have been working with quality improvement specialists from Louisiana Health Care Review, Inc. (LHCR) to use proven, evidence-based practices to improve care for their patients.
“Louisiana Health Care Review is pleased to recognize hospitals such as Pointe Coupee General for achieving measured improvement in patient care. More importantly, we know that utilizing proven, evidence-based interventions can save lives; and, we applaud the work of these hospital teams in their dedication to quality patient care for the people of their community,” said LHCR Chief Executive Officer Gary Curtis. “As the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana we are committed to working with providers in all health care settings to improve the health and health care of Louisianans.”
“The Pointe Coupee General Nursing Department believes that optimal patient care is best achieved through the utilization of evidenced-based practice guidelines. We, as a department, are committed to our patients, our community, and our hospital”, said Elaine Hurme, Assistant Administrator. “The medical staff and the entire health care team of Pointe Coupee General are dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and our efforts have been enhanced through quality improvement partnerships with LHCR. We are extremely proud to be a recipient of this distinguished award,” said Chad Olinde, CEO/Administrator.