KEWANEE, IL – The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center, Kewanee, for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care during a ceremony held October 29th at the I-Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, IL.
As part of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP), OSF Saint Luke Medical Center and other critical access hospitals were asked to voluntarily participate in four defined domains of quality outcomes. These four domains include: Patient Safety/Inpatient; Patient Engagement; Care Transitions; and Outpatient Measures.
“Often, in rural hospitals, having a devoted staff member to abstract and submit this data can be both time-consuming and burdensome,” said Angie Charlet, ICAHN Director of Quality, Educational Services, and Compliance. “This hospital realizes how important quality of care and an engaged staff is for its patients…From its top leadership on throughout the facility, each strives for continued quality on a daily basis, and that is what we are celebrating today.”
OSF Saint Luke Medical Center was recognized for both its quality of care outcomes and as a top performer (exceeding 95%) over two years in at least two of the quality areas. “We are very proud of our team for achieving this level of excellence in health quality,” said Jackie Kernan, President. “This is truly a team effort that recognizes our dedication to delivering a healthcare experience of which our patients and staff can be proud.”