MountainView Hospital Earns 2013 HealthInsight Quality Award for Excellence in Patient Care

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MountainView Hospital was presented the 2013 HealthInsight Quality Award for demonstrating high quality health care and excellence in performance on publicly reported quality of care and patients’ perception of care measures.

The HealthInsight Quality Award acknowledges hospitals that achieve high levels of performance on the care related to the publicly reported quality measures:

Heart attack

  • Fibrinolytic medication within 30 minutes of arrival
  • Statin prescribed at discharge
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes of arrival

Heart failure

  • Assessment of left ventricular function
  • ACE inhibitor for left ventricular systolic dysfunction
  • Discharge instructions

Pneumonia

  • Appropriate initial antibiotic
  • Blood culture before first dose of antibiotics

Surgical Infection Prevention

  • Preventative antibiotic(s) within one hour before surgery
  • Appropriate preventative antibiotic(s)
  • Preventative antibiotic(s) stopped within 24 hours after surgery
  • Cardiac surgery patients with controlled blood glucose post surgery
  • Patients on a Beta Blocker prior to arrival who received a Beta Blocker during the perioperative period
  • Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgery
  • Treatment to prevent blood clots within 24 hours before or after selected surgeries
  • Doctor ordered treatments to prevent blood clots for certain types of surgeries

The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national healthcare priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

In addition to publicly reported quality of care measures, hospitals that qualified for the HealthInsight Quality Award performed well on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) measures. HCAHPS is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay.

HealthInsight commends MountainView for its commitment to excellence in improving patient care,” said Marc Bennett, President and CEO of HealthInsight.     

The HealthInsight 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, HealthInsight aims to help providers improve health care and help patients become more active and informed participants in that care.

“The staff at MountainView is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement collaborations with HealthInsight . We are proud to be a recipient of this distinguished award,” said Chris Mowan, CEO of MountainView Hospital .

To learn more about MountainView, visit Mountainview-hospital.com .

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