Ivinson Memorial Hospital receives the Commitment to Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health (2014)

Mountain-Pacific Quality Health is proudly announced the winners of the 2014 Hospital Quality Awards. The awards were presented to fourteen Wyoming hospitals on September 25, 2014 during the Wyoming Hospital Association Annual Meeting and Convention in Cheyenne.

Each hospital showed a dedication to providing high-quality patient care in seven nationally measured project areas. Mountain-Pacific is proud to present these awards and celebrates these hospitals and their dedication to Wyoming patients.

"Wyoming citizens are privileged to have access to quality hospital care throughout our frontier state," said Pat Fritz, Mountain-Pacific Wyoming director. "We applaud this year's award recipients for continuing to ensure the right care is provided to the right patient at the right time and in the right setting."

Six hospitals received the Quality Achievement Award-the highest award possible.

Community Hospital, Torrington
Evanston Regional Hospital, Evanston
Memorial Hospital of Converse County, Douglas
Mountain View Regional Hospital, Casper
Platte County Memorial Hospital, Wheatland
Wyoming Medical Center, Casper

Eight hospitals received the Commitment to Quality Award

Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Gillette
Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Cheyenne
Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie
SageWest Health Care, Lander
SageWest Health Care, Riverton
Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Sheridan
St. John's Medical Center, Jackson
Washakie Medical Center, Worland

All Wyoming hospitals are eligible for Hospital Quality Awards. Award-winning hospitals range from small rural hospitals to large urban hospitals. Mountain-Pacific will continue to work with Wyoming hospitals to help ensure that every patient receives the safest, highest-quality care possible.

Ivinson Memorial Hospital received the Studer Group Excellence in Patient Care Award (2014)

At Ivinson we believe you deserve exceptional health care. Ivinson Memorial Hospital received an award from the Studer Group for having the Highest Performing HCAHPS results in the Responsiveness category. This award is a direct reflection on some of the great work our nurses, nursing assistants, therapists, environmental services staff, nutrition assistants, and other employees are doing on the inpatient units.

IMH has implemented 2 main strategies to be more responsive to our patients' needs:

1. Hourly Rounding - This effort has the nurses stopping in every hour to see if the patient's needs are being met such as pain control, bathroom needs or simply providing a convenience item.

2. No Pass Zone - We have asked all employees to stop in the room as they are passing by if the call light is on.

Ivinson Memorial Hospital is Awarded the 2009 Commitment to Quality Award for Improved Performance on National Quality Measures

Ivinson Memorial Hospital has been presented with the 2009 Commitment to Quality Award for demonstrating improvement in quality health care and performance on publicly reported quality of care measures. This award is given by the Mountain Pacific Quality Health organization.

The award acknowledges hospitals for improving care in AMI/heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. These areas have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Joint Commission.

o Heart attack
          o Aspirin at arrival
          o Aspirin prescribed at discharge
          o ACE inhibitor for left ventricular systolic dysfunction
          o Beta blocker prescribed at discharge
o Heart failure
          o Left ventricular function assessment
          o ACE inhibitor for left ventricular systolic dysfunction
          o Adult smoking cessation/counseling
          o Appropriate discharge instructions
o Pneumonia
          o Initial antibiotic received within 6 hours of hospital arrival
          o Appropriate antibiotic selection
          o Blood cultures prior to antibiotics
          o Pneumococcal vaccination status
          o Influenza vaccination status
o Surgical Infection Prevention
          o Preventative antibiotic(s) one hour before incision
          o Appropriate preventative antibiotic for surgery
          o Preventative antibiotic(s) stopped within 24 hours after surgery
          o Doctor ordered treatments to prevent blood clots
          o Treatment to prevent blood clots within 24 hours before or after surgery

To win this recognition, IMH achieved a minimum of 80% on all measures, and met other criteria for this award, including mortality scores within the projected range, passing data validation, and submitting patient satisfaction data for HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Hospital Providers & Systems Survey).

The Quality Award program was launched in September 2004 to promote transparency in health care. According to the Institute of Medicine, transparency in health care means a system that is ¡§accountable to the public, works openly, makes results known, and builds trust through disclosure.¡¨ By using available quality data to identify high performing providers and publicizing the results, the Mountain Pacific Quality Health Organization aims to help providers improve health care and help patients become more active and informed participants in that care.

"The staff at Ivinson Memorial Hospital is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement collaborations with Mountain Pacific QIO. We are proud to be a recipient of this distinguished award," said Carol Dozier, IMH CEO.

*photograph is not representative of actual award**
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