(Leitchfield, Ky.) – Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center has recently received honors from two prestigious national healthcare organizations.
“A” for hospital safety
TLRMC was recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The A score was awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score(SM). This is the second year in a row TLRMC has received an “A” for hospital safety.
“Earning an ‘A’ on the Hospital Safety Score demonstrates that Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center has exhibited excellence in our national database of patient safety measures,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “I’d like to congratulate Twin Lakes for your achievements and encourage you to continue to put a priority on the safety of your patients.”
The A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries accidents, and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety (April 2013), Hospital Safety Score is designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.
To see the scores for TLRMC as they compare nationally and locally, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org, which provides information on how the public can protect themselves and loved ones during a hospital stay. Local hospitals’ scores are also available on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org.
Great places to work nationally
Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review in Chicago have published their annual list, "100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare." The hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgery centers and physician groups included in this list offer robust benefit packages, positive work environments, excellent employee recognition programs and opportunities for professional development and continuing education.
The Becker's Hospital Review and Becker's ASC Review editorial teams accepted nominations for the 2013 list and selected recipients based on nominations and thorough editorial research.
The 2013 edition of "100 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" includes the following healthcare organizations: (Listed in alphabetical order.)
Baylor Health Care System (Dallas)
Duke University Health System
Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, TN)
University of Chicago Medical Center
University of Michigan Health System
Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs and CFOs. Becker's ASC Review features general business, legal and clinical guidance on topics including joint-ventures, development and expansion, and regulatory and compliance issues. Each of the nine annual issues of the publication reaches a qualified audience of leaders in the rapidly growing field of outpatient surgery.
Growing list of honors for TLRMC
The awards from Hospital Safety Score and Becker’s Hospital Review add to the list of achievements the employees at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center have recently received.
Top Performers on Key Quality Measures (Top 18% in the U.S.) – The Joint Commission
Clinical Performance Award – Alliant Management Services
Best Places to Work in Kentucky – KY Society for HR Management & KY Chamber of Commerce
Quality Award – KY Hospital Association
Service Project Award for Volunteers – KY Hospital Association
Meaningful Use of Electronic Records recognition – Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the University of Kentucky
“We are always appreciative of being recognized for the excellent healthcare we are providing to our community,” stated Wayne Meriwether, CEO at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center. “Our number one goal is not to receive awards, but to provide the best care possible to our patients. This is accomplished through the hard work of our caring, dedicated and highly trained hospital and medical staff that work together as a team to provide excellent care. They deserve all the credit for any awards or recognition that we receive.”