HMH Receives Quality Awards
Hamilton Memorial Hospital District honored for excellence in quality of care, top performance
MCLEANSBORO, IL – The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized Hamilton Memorial Hospital District for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care, during a ceremony held at the I Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, IL.
As part of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP), Hamilton Memorial Hospital and other critical access hospitals were asked to voluntarily participate in four defined domains of quality outcomes. These four domains include: Patient Safety/Inpatient; Patient Engagement; Care Transitions; and Outpatient Measures.
“Often, in rural hospitals, having a devoted staff member to abstract and submit this data can be both time-consuming and burdensome,” said Angie Charlet, ICAHN Director of Quality, Educational Services, and Compliance. “This hospital realizes how important quality of care and an engaged staff is for its patients…From its top leadership on throughout the facility, each strives for continued quality on a daily basis, and that is what we are celebrating today.”
Hamilton Memorial Hospital District was recognized for its quality of care outcomes (for participating in all measures in all four domains), for demonstrating top performance over two quarters in any domain (as is demonstrated by a >95% quality score), and for demonstrating the most improvement over four quarters in any one measure or domain.
“We are very proud of our team for achieving this level of excellence in health quality,” said Victoria Woodrow, CEO. “This is truly a team effort that recognizes our dedication to delivering a healthcare experience that our patients and staff can be proud of.”