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Champions for Quality Care Award from Louisiana Hospital Association

Champions for Quality Care Award from Louisiana Hospital Association

Ken Alexander, Vice President, Louisiana Hospital Association; Rachelle Noland, Director of Quality Services, Lane Regional Medical Center; Kathy Bergeron, Performance Improvement Officer, Lane Regional Medical Center; Jena Aucoin, Quality Improvement Specialist, Louisiana Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation; and Paul Salles, President and CEO, Louisiana Hospital Association.

Lane Regional Medical Center Receives Quality Award

Lane Regional Medical Center received the Champions for Quality Care Award, presented by the Louisiana Hospital Association for its statewide Hospital Engagement Network.  

The award recognizes hospitals for achieving goals established as part of the federal Partnership for Patients Campaign that emphasizes improving patient care and reducing healthcare costs.  Since joining the initiative in 2012, Lane is one of 93 Louisiana hospitals focused on reducing avoidable patient harm and readmission rates. 

Lane was recognized in multiple categories for achieving at least a 20% reduction in:

  • Adverse Drug Events
    • Excessive anticoagulation related to Coumadin usage
    • Hypoglycemia related to hypoglycemic usage
    • Opioid issues related to over-usage or under monitoring
  • Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections
  • Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections
  • Early Elective Delivery
  • Injuries from Falls
  • OB Adverse Events
    • Hemorrhage
    • Pre-eclampsia
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Readmissions
  • Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

 "This is a hospital-wide recognition for our efforts to make Lane as safe as possible for our patients,” says Quality Director Rachelle Noland. "Every department plays an important role to improve our quality measures and engage our patients in their care and safety.”