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May 7 - East Georgia Regional Medical Center Places on Quality Honor Roll

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SBJ Staff Report

May 7, 2014 -  East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll. East Georgia Regional is one of 23 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Presidential category, one of 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 October 2012 to September 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 surgical patients and 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. It is recommended that surgery patients are given an antibiotic one hour prior to surgery to prevent infection. 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 East Georgia Regional’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.”

 “We constantly strive to maintain the highest standard of patient care,” said Bob Bigley, chief executive officer of East Georgia Regional Medical Center, “This honor validates that and is a tribute to the dedication of the staff members who ensure that great patient care is made even better.”

Built in 2000, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is a 150-bed acute care hospital located in Statesboro and is accredited by the Joint Commission.  EGRMC offers a 24-hour physician-staffed emergency department, a Level II neonatal center, outpatient services including same day surgery and ambulatory care, a pain management center, a wound care clinic, a cardiac catheterization lab, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures including digital mammography, MRI, CT, PET/CT, nuclear medicine, and interventional radiology.  The hospital is also home to one of the only da Vinci® robotic surgical systems in Southeast Georgia.  East Georgia Regional was recently named a top performer on key quality measures by the Joint Commission and named to the quality honor roll by the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability.  For more information, please visit www.eastgeorgiaregional.com.

The Partnership for Health and Accountability, formed in January 2000 and sponsored by the Georgia Hospital Association, is a unique statewide collaborative that brings together health care providers with community agencies and individuals to achieve healthy communities. PHA includes representation from groups like hospitals, physicians, state health officials, legislators and businesses.

 

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