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Lakes Regional Healthcare Receives Honor

Lakes Regional Healthcare Receives Honor

Spirit Lake, IA (KICD)–Lakes Regional Healthcare has earned the Patient Safety Grand Prize award from the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative  for 2014.
This award is presented to healthcare providers and/or healthcare organizations who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and achievement in patient safety.  Quality Measures Specialist Michelle Roth tells KICD News that they improved the safety and care transitions of patients by preventing readmissions.

All readmissions are evaluated by the hospital s utilization review nurse and admitting physician at the time of readmission.  The readmissions are evaluated monthly by a special team that reviews the reason for readmission and root cause.

The 2014 Patient Safety Awards were recently announced and will be featured at the statewide Patient Safety Conference on March 12.

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