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Chester Memorial Hospital honored for excellence

Submitted by Chester Memorial Hospital
updated: 12/26/2017 2:47 PM

The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network recognized Memorial Hospital for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care during a ceremony held Nov. 14 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign.

As part of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP), Memorial Hospital and other critical access hospitals were asked to voluntarily participate in four defined domains of quality outcomes.

These four domains include: Patient Safety/Inpatient; Patient Engagement; Care Transitions; and Outpatient Measures.

"Often, in rural hospitals, having a devoted staff member to abstract and submit this data can be both time-consuming and burdensome," said Angie Charlet, ICAHN Director of Quality, Educational Services and Compliance. "This hospital realizes how important quality of care and an engaged staff is for its patients…From its top leadership on throughout the facility, each strives for continued quality on a daily basis, and that is what we are celebrating today."

Memorial Hospital was recognized for its quality of care outcomes - for participating in all measures in all four domains - and for demonstrating top performance over two quarters in the Care Transitions domain, as is demonstrated by a greater than 95 percent quality score.

"We are very proud of our team for achieving this level of excellence in health quality," said Brett Bollmann, Memorial Hospital CEO. "This is truly a team effort that recognizes our dedication to delivering a healthcare experience that our patients and staff can be proud of."