MCH on Quality Honor Roll

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Mitchell County Hospital Places on Quality Honor Roll

Friday, August 8, 2014

Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll. MCH is one of 30 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Chairman’s category, the highest on the list. The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. The data was collected from January 2013 to December 2013.

Hospitals are required to submit care data to CMS, which details how well a hospital’s caregivers adhere to a list of Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) core measures. These measures are the clinical processes of care that are known to be the most effective methods of treatment for patients who have suffered heart attacks, pneumonia and heart failure.

For instance, a recommended treatment to help prevent a heart attack is to take aspirin either before or upon arrival at the hospital, as well as at discharge. The VBP core measure is a composite measure that determines whether or not a patient received the right care at the right time. A hospital’s adherence to these recommended clinical practices usually leads to better outcomes.

“We are pleased to recognize Mitchell County Hospital’s commitment to patient safety,” said Earl V. Rogers, president of GHA. “Compliance with these important core measures ensures that every patient receives the best, most effective health care possible.”

“Our Mitchell County Hospital team of physicians and clinical staff is committed to delivering the highest standard of patient care,” said Jamie Womack, assistant administrator of Mitchell County Hospital. “Our community can be confident in knowing that we strive daily to make great patient care even better. We are dedicated to providing the residents of Mitchell and surrounding counties local access to the best high quality healthcare that they need.”