St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Wins 2016 Qualis Health Idaho Quality Award

St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Wins 2016 Qualis Health Idaho Quality Award
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Boise, ID - Qualis Health, one of the nation's leading population health management organizations, will present the Idaho Awards of Excellence in Healthcare Quality on April 21. Four healthcare organizations from across the state of Idaho will be recognized for their achievements in improving healthcare quality and outcomes.

"Our changing healthcare landscape requires increasingly vigorous efforts to improve healthcare delivery and health outcomes in Idaho and across the nation. The Qualis Health Idaho Quality Awards celebrate organizations that have transformed healthcare delivery for their communities – making a real difference for their patients and their families," said Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Qualis Health. "Their achievements exemplify progress towards critical aims for healthcare: better quality of care at a lower cost."

The award recipients will be recognized during a ceremony at the 2015 Idaho Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Conference on April 21 in Boise, Idaho. Kelly McGrath, MD, MS, Qualis Health Idaho Medical Director and Linda Rowe, LPN, MS, Qualis Health's Director of Idaho Care Transitions & Patient Safety, will present the awards.

The 2016 Quality Awards of Excellence in Healthcare Quality are awarded to the following organizations:

  • Award of Excellence: Large hospital St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, for their project "Reducing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Readmissions: An Evidence-Based Quality Improvement Project"
  • Award of Excellence: Post-acute providerSt. Luke’s Rehab – Elks Subacute Unit, Boise, for their project "Falls Reduction"
  • Award of Excellence: Critical access hospitalBonner General Health, Sandpoint, for their project "Stroke Alert"
  • Award of Excellence: Outpatient setting Heritage Health, Coeur d’Alene, for their project "Kroc Rx"

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About Qualis Health
Qualis Health is one of the nation’s leading population health management organizations, and a leader in improving care delivery and patient outcomes, working with clients throughout the public and private sector to advance the quality, efficiency and value of healthcare for millions of Americans every day. For more information, visit www.QualisHealth.org.

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About St. Joseph Regional Medical Center
St. Joseph Regional Medical Center is the largest full-service medical center providing advanced-level specialty healthcare in the region. Our commitment to providing exceptional care for our community means having highly skilled and certified physicians on our healthcare team, and a quality facility with the latest in medical technology. St. Joseph offers more than 120 board-certified physicians and providers, active in primary care and specialty practice. Our medical group collective of 56 providers represents 19 specialties, from primary and family practice, to breast imaging, oncology and cardiology. At St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, we are committed to personal care, and strive to enhance the quality of life of the community we serve through the promotion of health, by assuring compassion, sharing knowledge, providing technology, and communicating a love for what we do. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center – together in health.