Savoy Medical Center Awarded For Medicare Services

MAMOU - Savoy Medical Center has received the Silver Level 2007 Louisiana Hospital Quality Award, presented by Louisiana Health Care Review, Inc. (LHCR), the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization of Louisiana.

The award was announced at the first Louisiana Health Care Quality Summit hosted by LHCR in Baton Rouge in April. With this award, Savoy Medical Center has been recognized for improving the quality of health care given to their patients.

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: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national healthcare priorities by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Staff members from Savoy Medical Center have been working with quality improvement specialists from LHCR to use proven, evidence-based practices to improve care for their patients. “Savoy Medical Center’s medical and nursing staffs have worked hard to implement the core measures for these four diagnosis to ensure every patient is provided the best patient care whether they come here or any other hospital in the country. It is important that a hospital follow certain guidelines to ensure that for each of these diagnoses, the patient has the best chance of survival,” said Laurie Manuel, RN, Quality Director for Savoy Medical Center.

“Louisiana Health Care Review is pleased to recognize hospitals such as Savoy Medical Center for achieving improvement in patient care. More importantly, we know utilizing proven standards of care can save lives, and we applaud the work of these hospital teams in their dedication to quality patient care for the people of their community,” said LHCR Chief Executive Officer Gary Curtis. “As the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana we are committed to working with providers in all healthcare settings to improve the health and healthcare of Louisianans.”

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