Adventist Health System recently recognized 14 facilities for excellence in quality and patient safety at the annual Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer retreat and conference in Greensboro, Georgia.
"Our organization has set high quality and safety standards for our hospitals, and this year's honorees exemplify our systemwide, intentional focus on providing the highest level of care possible for patients," said Loran Hauck, MD, executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Adventist Health System.
The top-performing facilities for 2016 were selected based on clinical data results. Each category recognized a small hospital (less than 165 beds) and a large hospital (165 beds or more). The award-winning hospitals were:
Evidence-Based Nursing Care (IPOCs) – Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel (small) and AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, La Grange (large)
ED Sepsis Bundle Composite Compliance – Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (small) and Florida Hospital North Pinellas (large)
ICU Glycemic Management – Florida Hospital Zephyrhills (small) and Winter Park Memorial (large)
Non-ICU Glycemic Management – Florida Hospital Lake Placid (small) and Florida Hospital Altamonte (large)
Best Overall Infection Prevention – Park Ridge Health (small) and Central Texas Medical Center (large)
Value-Based Purchasing (Patient Experience, Quality, Safety) – Gordon Hospital (small) and AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale (large)
A new category, the Innovation X Award, was introduced this year, in which projects from across the system were submitted, resulting in two winners after final judging. The winners were:
Shawnee Mission Medical Center – Bridge Care
Texas Health Huguley Fort Worth South – Early ID of Postpartum Hemorrhage
"We are proud to recognize these facilities. Their commitment to our mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, and the exemplary care, quality and safety they consistently deliver to patients and their families ultimately leads to an enhanced patient experience and elevated levels of care," said Judy Blair, chief nursing executive for Adventist Health System and senior vice president of its Office of Clinical Effectiveness.