PCGH Receives Bronze Level Louisiana Hospital Quality Award
Pointe Coupee General Hospital has received the Bronze Level 2006 Louisiana Hospital Quality Award, presented by Louisiana Health Care Review, Inc., which is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana. As the recipient of this award, Pointe Coupee General Hospital has been recognized for improving the quality of health care given to their patients in one or more designated clinical areas, primarily Congestive Heart Failure and Pneumonia, and is one of only 5 Critical Access Hospitals in the state that has received this award. Louisiana currently has 27 Critical Access Hospitals.
The Hospital Quality Award honors Louisiana hospitals that are performing quality initiatives aimed at improving patient care in the hospital setting. The award recognizes those facilities that are actively engaged in improving care in one or more of the following areas:
Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Staff members from Pointe Coupee General Hospital 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. Elaine Hurme, Director of Nursing, Maggie Jarreau, Quality Improvement and the nursing staff have worked in collaboration with Chief of Staff Dr. Rachal and the Medical Staff in initiating protocols and quality interventions ensuring good outcomes for Pointe Coupee General Hospital patients.
“Louisiana Health Care Review is pleased to recognize hospitals such as Pointe Coupee General Hospital for achieving measured improvement in patient care. More importantly, we know that utilizing proven standards of care 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 medical staff and nursing staff of Pointe Coupee General Hospital are dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement partnerships with LHCR. We are extremely proud to be a recipient of these distinguished awards,” said Chad Olinde, CEO. It is gratifying to see our facility recognized for the tremendous service they provide to our community.