Acadian Medical Center gets Gold Award

Acadian Medical Center has received the Gold Level 2007 Louisiana Hospital Quality Award, presented by Louisiana Health Care Review, Inc.(LHCR), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana.

The award was announced at the first Louisiana Health Care Quality Summit hosted by LHCR in Baton Rougel. With this award, Acadian Medical Center has been recognized for improving the quality of health care given to their patients, and is one of 67 hospitals in the state to receive it.

The Hospital Quality Award honors Louisiana hospitals that successfully implement quality initiatives directed toward improving patient care in the hospital setting. This is the third year these awards have been presented.

The award recognizes those facilities that are actively engaged in improving care in one or more of the following areas:

Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

Heart Failure

Pneumonia

Surgical Care

The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national health care priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Staff members from Acadian Medical Center have been working with quality improvement specialists from Louisiana Health Care Review, Inc. (LHCR) to use proven, evidence-based practices to improve care for their patients.

“The medical staff and the entire health care team of Acadian Medical Center is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement partnerships with LHCR. We are extremely proud to be a recipient of this distinguished award,” said Butch Frazier, CEO of Acadian Medical Center.

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