Natchitoches Regional Medical Center (NRMC) has been named to the 2016 SafeCare Hospitals® List of top 100 hospitals with under 100 beds. SafeCare Hospitals®represent the nation’s top performing hospitals in 40 evidence-based metrics of the Affordable Care Act. The selection was based upon superior hospital performance with HCAHPS, Core Measures, 30-Day Mortality rates, 30-Day Readmissions, Complications Rates in Medical and Surgical Care, and Medical and Surgical Infections.
“Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is recognized for excelling in the evidence-based metrics of value based care, low readmissions, and low complications of care,” says Dr. Yisrael Safeek, MD, MBA, Founder and Chairman of The SafeCare Group®.
“We are pleased to have received this recognition that affirms our efforts towards zero patient harm”said Kirk Soileau, CEO of NRMC. “I am extremely proud of our Associates. They work diligently to achieve good outcomes and want to do their best for every patient entrusted to our care. From processes, to protocols, to new services, communication, infection control and more, they are focused on our patients’ needs. Our Associates are consistently raising the bar, and in doing so, they are exemplifying what great healthcare is all about.”
About 100 SafeCare Hospitals®
To produce a meaningful ranking of US hospitals, The SafeCare Group® looked to the Affordable Care Act for guidance of an evidence-based framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® rankings. The distinguished medical and legal experts who designed, developed, and implemented the Affordable Care Act believed that a listing of hospitals in the areas of Hospital Value Based Program (HVBP), Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), and Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program (HACRP) would promote strong incentives to improve care. The SafeCare Group adopted this framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® methodology, as it represented evidence-based metrics in the areas of “Quality of Care,” “Patient Safety,” and “Efficiency of Care.”
About the SafeCare Group
The SafeCare Group (http://www.safecaregroup.com/about-us.html) was founded in 2010 to help hospitals excel in the areas of Patient Safety, Quality, and Efficiency through best-in-class PQE software, high quality people, and value-added services. We created and published the CAUTI Bundle, and the “I AM FOR SAFETY” 12-point Surgical Checklist. SafeCare software help hospitals improve HVBP, HRRP, and HACRP, and keep hospitals compliant with Joint Commission standards.
About Natchitoches Regional Medical Center
Natchitoches Regional Medical Center began as a stand-alone community hospital in 1955 and has grown into a 216 bed healthcare system comprised of an acute care facility, skilled nursing home, assisted living complex and an extensive network of clinics throughout the parish. At the heart of the system is the 96-bed regional medical center which employs over 700 Associates. More than 100 active and consulting physicians represent theMedical Staff. NRMC is an affiliate of Christus Health.