Wyoming Medical Center receives sixth Hospital Quality Award
By Kristy Bleizeffer Oct 6, 2014
Wyoming Medical Center has earned a Quality Achievement Award, the highest possible honor, from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. The award was presented during the Wyoming Hospital Association Annual Meeting and Convention Sept. 25 in Cheyenne.
The award recognizes outstanding performance in giving excellent care in seven nationally measured areas: Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attacks), Heart Failure, Immunizations, Pneumonia, Stroke, Surgical Complications and Venous Thromboembolism. Performance and sustainability were the focus of the 2014 awards.
“Success in these areas is important because the current health care system is changing. It is transition from rewarding quantity of care to the quality of care delivered,” read the announcement from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. The award also recognizes Wyoming Medical Center’s strong leadership support for quality and patient safety in several key indicators:
- Patients receive the right care every time
- Patient-centered care, patients and families are involved in care delivery
- Providers have the tools and resources to deliver the best care
- Care is safe, effective, timely, efficient, cost effective and equitable
- Leadership is actively involved in quality and patient-safety initiatives
“We understand that what matters most to patients is safe, effective care,” said WMC President and CEO Vickie Diamond. “That’s why Wyoming Medical Center has made a commitment to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes.”
This is the sixth year we have earned a Hospital Quality Award.
“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.”
About Mountain-Pacific Quality Health
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health is the Quality Innovation Network - Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Montana, Wyoming, Hawaii and Alaska and works under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The QIO program is an integral part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’National Quality Strategy and is dedicated to improving health quality at the community level.