Springfield Hospital Honored for Commitment to Quality

Memorial Medical Center Is Honored With the 2016 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize
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Dr. Charles Callahan, from Memorial Medical Center

(Springfield, IL, Thursday, July 14, 2016) - The American Hospital Association is committed to recognizing hospital excellence.  Each year, the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality prize is awarded to hospitals for their exemplary achievements in quality, safety and patient-centered care.

This year, Memorial Medical Center is honored with the 2016 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize. 

Dr. Charles Callahan, from Memorial Medical Center, describes the hospital’s award-winning program.

SOUNDBITE #1:

OUR HOSPITAL’S ENGAGED BOARD, LEADERSHIP, CLINICIANS AND WORKFORCE ARE COMMITTED TO PROMOTING, SUSTAINING AND DOCUMENTING HIGH QUALITY, PATIENT-CENTERED CARE ACROSS ALL LEVELS OF THE ORGANIZATION. OUR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT CULTURE AND USE OF THE SIMULATION CENTER TO REFINE PROCESSES BEFORE THEY REACH PATIENTS DIFFERENTIATE US FROM OTHER HOSPITALS.

SOUNDBITE #2:

WE ARE COMMITTED TO IMPROVING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND HAVE A PSYCHIATRIC RESPONSE TEAM IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT AND ARE ADDING BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CARE TO MEDICAL GROUPS AND PRIMARY CARE CLINICS. WE ARE COLLABORATING WITH COMPETITORS AND SERVE AS A SHARED RESOURCE FOR OTHER LOCAL FIRST RESPONDERS.

For more information, visit www.aha.org/questforquality.   

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