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Awards

Achievements


2012 HHS Organ Donation Silver Medal of Honor

2012 HHS Organ Donation Silver Medal of Honor

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded this hospital its Medal of Honor for Organ Donation. The Medal of Honor recognizes hospitals that achieve at least a 75 percent organ donation rate from eligible donor families in a consecutive 12-month period. Former HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson created the prestigious award as part of a national organ donation initiative launched in April 2001.

2013 ACTION Registry®–GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement

2013 ACTION Registry®–GWTG™ Platinum Performance Achievement

To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, this hospital consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for 8 consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to ACC/AHA Clinical Guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non- ST- elevation myocardial infarction patients (NSTEMI).

2013 Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure - Gold Plus Honor Roll

2013 Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure - Gold Plus Honor Roll

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines® Heart Failure Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals and 75% or higher compliance with 4 Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Quality Measures to improve quality of patient care. In addition this hospital has demonstrated documentation of all three Target: Heart Failure care components for 50% or more of eligible patients with heart failure discharged from the hospital during one calendar quarter.

2013 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke - Gold Plus

2013 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke - Gold Plus

The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care.

2013 Mission: Lifeline® - Bronze

2013 Mission: Lifeline® - Bronze

The American Heart Association recognizes this hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Mission: LifeLine STEMI Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 90-day intervals and 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: LifeLine STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality care for STEMI patients.

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy). Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ 2012

Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ 2012

This hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric care.

Accreditations and Certifications


Advanced Certification in Heart Failure

Advanced Certification in Heart Failure

The Joint Commission has developed an advanced level of certification for programs that must meet the requirements for Disease-Specific Care Certification plus additional, clinically-specific requirements and expectations. This certification improves the quality of care provided to patients, demonstrates commitment to a higher standard of service, provides a framework for organizational structure and management, provides a competitive edge in the marketplace, enhances staff recruitment and development and is recognized by insurers and other third parties.

Advanced Certification in Stroke (Primary Stroke Center)

Advanced Certification in Stroke (Primary Stroke Center)

The Joint Commission has developed an advanced level of certification for programs that must meet the requirements for Disease-Specific Care Certification plus additional, clinically-specific requirements and expectations. This certification improves the quality of care provided to patients, demonstrates commitment to a higher standard of service, provides a framework for organizational structure and management, provides a competitive edge in the marketplace, enhances staff recruitment and development and is recognized by insurers and other third parties.

Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) certification demonstrates that this hospital's program is aligned with current guidelines as approved by the AACVPR for the appropriate and effective early outpatient care of patients with cardiac or pulmonary issues. Certified AACVPR programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available.

Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI

Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI

The Accredited Chest Pain Center at this hospital has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care’s accreditation review specialists. Key areas in which an Accredited Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include the following: Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system; Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly; Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms; Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures; Ensuring the competence and training of Accredited Chest Pain Center personnel; Maintaining organizational structure and commitment; Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care; and Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack.

Computed Tomography Accreditation

Computed Tomography Accreditation

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

Hospital Accreditation

Hospital Accreditation

This hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes this hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Level 1 Trauma Center in Missouri

Level 1 Trauma Center in Missouri

This facility has been awarded Level I Trauma Center status by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Level I is the highest designation available. Key elements of a Level I trauma center include 24-hour in-house coverage by general surgeons, and prompt availability of care in specialties such as orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, internal medicine, and critical care.

Mammography Accreditation

Mammography Accreditation

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

MRI Accreditation

MRI Accreditation

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

As the gold standard for breast center accreditation, NAPBC evaluates strengths across a wide spectrum of services, including prevention, early detection, diagnosis, support staff, staging, cancer treatment, rehabilitation, the quality of the multidisciplinary team and genetic counseling. To receive accreditation, breast centers must undergo a rigorous evaluation and review of their performance and adherence to NAPBC standards. Based on these stringent, nationally recognized, evidence-based quality measures, accreditation is granted only to those centers that commit to providing the best possible comprehensive care to patients with diseases of the breast.

Nuclear Medicine Accreditation

Nuclear Medicine Accreditation

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

Ultrasound Accreditation

Ultrasound Accreditation

The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.

Vascular Testing Accreditation

Vascular Testing Accreditation

Accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) means that this hospital has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of Vascular Testing.

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