Sherri Boggs, left, and Jennifer Nolan, center, both with Our Lady of Peace, accepted the KHA Psychiatric Care Hospital award from KHA Board Chair Charles Lovell.
Our Lady of Peace, Saint Joseph Hospital and Saint Joseph Martin each received 2014 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Quality Awards at the KHA annual meeting on May 9, 2014.
The Kentucky Hospital Association Quality Award is presented to honor hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety and commitment in patient care. The goal is to raise awareness of the need for an organization-wide commitment to highly reliable, exceptional quality, patient-centered care and reward successful efforts to develop and promote improvements in quality of care.
Our Lady of Peace is the largest psychiatric hospital in the U.S. that provides care to children and adolescents. The facility’s SafetyFirst initiative places patients’ and employees’ safety first in providing quality care. The program encourages the participation of families in the treatment process of the patient and in helping initiate and improve quality measures to promote safety.
Saint Joseph Hospital was selected among hospitals with more than 250 beds, and was chosen based on the implementation of a sepsis initiative designed to improve quality metrics related to severe sepsis and septic shock, including hospital and ICU length-of-stay, mortality and re-admission within 30 days.
Pictured: Russ Judd, left, antimicrobial stewardship program coordinator for Saint Joseph Hospital, received the KHA Quality Award from KHA Board Chair Charles Lovell, Jr., right, chief executive officer of Caldwell Medical Center.
Saint Joseph Martin was selected among rural, critical access hospitals, and was chosen based on the implementation of a hospital-wide “SafetyFirst” initiative, a program implemented to prevent, detect and mitigate risks and harm to patients during hospitalization. This program uses fact-based clinical evidence, good communication and shared decision making to result in highest clinical outcomes.
Pictured: Kathy Stumbo, right, president of Saint Joseph Martin, received the KHA Quality Award from KHA Board Chair Charles Lovell, Jr., left, chief executive officer of Caldwell Medical Center.
Congratulations to the hospital physicians and staff of these facilities for this recognition, and for their continued efforts to provide safe, high-quality care for our patients.