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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 08:34
EUREKA — The Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality has recognized Advocate Eureka Hospital with a Quality Excellence Achievement Award for innovative quality interventions and best practices designed to transform health care. The third annual awards were presented on Sept. 24 during IHA’s annual Leadership Summit in Lombard, Ill.
Advocate Eureka Hospital was selected as the Rural/Critical Access Hospital winner for their project: “No One Falls” is Achievable: Patient Fall Reduction in a Critical Access Hospital. This initiative reduced the incidence of inpatient falls by implementing several fall prevention initiatives with a focus on a sustainable change in culture and improved patient safety. The hospital’s inpatient unit has not had a patient fall in more than 15 months.
“It was truly an honor to represent Advocate Eureka Hospital in accepting this award,” said Jane McCully, RN, CPHQ, case manager/quality analyst at Advocate Eureka Hospital and project coordinator for the initiative. “Our staff exemplifies the compassion, teamwork and dedication essential to providing care that is patient-centered, safe and high-quality. Every associate in our building has an impact on the success of making a change in culture, such as fall prevention, that really matters in the care our patients receive.”
“The Quality Excellence Achievement Awards illuminate the tremendous quality improvement initiatives implemented across Illinois hospitals and health care systems. Our 2013 award winners demonstrated sustained improvement in health care value by improving quality and reducing unnecessary costs,” said Derek Robinson, MD, MBA, FACEP, Executive Director, IHA’s Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality. “Their work is unceasing, and we challenge these innovators to build on their remarkable achievements.”
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