Oregon's 2017 Critical Access Hospital Top Quality Reporters Recognized
08/11/17 Portland, Ore.
The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) recognizes top performing Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and their Quality Improvement Officers each year.
OREGON'S 2017 CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITAL TOP QUALITY REPORTERS
Best performance on the Medicare Quality Improvement Program
The Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH) recognizes top performing Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and their Quality Improvement Officers each year. This year ORH added a Most Improved MBQIP Reporting award to recognize the two CAHs that have consistently improved reporting in all areas of the Medicare Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP).
The Federal Office or Rural Health Policy created MBQIP in 2011 to implement quality measures specific to low volume Critical Access Hospitals. MBQIP helps CAHs look at the quality data that makes sense for them and to develop quality improvement activities that ensure the highest quality of care to their patients. MBQIP is voluntary and all 25 of Oregon's CAHs participate. It's a proactive approach to ensure CAHs are prepared to meet future reporting requirements as well as performance-based payment models.
ORH is pleased to announce the following CAHs as top performers and recognize their Quality Improvement Officers for doing such a great job!
In the current environment of many, many reporting requirements,these CAHs have demonstrated consistent reporting and strong results.
Congratulations to the following MBQIP top performers:
FOR REPORTING ALL MBQIP MEASURES
Arielle LaVeaux at Salem Health West Valley Hospital
FOR REPORTING ON EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TRANSFER COMMUNICATION MEASURES
Verda Hale at Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital
Theresa Via at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
FOR REPORTING ON OUTPATIENT MEASURES
Nancy Bond at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital
Amelia Higdon at Providence Seaside
FOR MOST IMPROVED MBQIP REPORTING
April Gillette at Blue Mountain Hospital
Stacey Karvoski at Wallowa Memorial Hospital
To recognize these hospitals for their commitment to quality reporting and quality improvement efforts, ORH has awarded one scholarship to the Quality Officer at each CAH to attend the 34th Annual Rural Health Conference as well as a $5,000 grant to be used towards quality improvement efforts specific to MBQIP reporting.
Congratulations on your efforts and commitment to quality!
For more information on MBQIP or these awards, please contact Stacie Rothwell at:971-235-3978 or firstname.lastname@example.org