Archive for September, 2012

Every Patient Matters: English Version

September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

At St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, we know that Every Detail Matters – because Every Patient Matters.

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Every Patient Matters: Spanish Version

September 24, 2012 Leave a comment

At St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, we know that Every Detail Matters – because Every Patient Matters.

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NICU 2012 Reunion

September 21, 2012 Leave a comment

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals held its second-annual NICU reunion May 2012. This event gives parents of NICU babies a chance to interact with NICU nurses and staff post discharge. It was great to see so many of our babies at this event and to see them thriving and growing!

Thank you to Stephanie Calaway, RN, for making this video.

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Rose de Lima Campus Earns Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ Recognition from The Joint Commission

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Congratulations to the team at the Rose de Lima Campus!

St. Rose Dominican Hospitals–Rose de Lima Campus was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ yesterday by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Rose de Lima Campus was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.

“Receiving the Top Performer recognition from The Joint Commission for our Rose de Lima Campus’ performance means a great deal to our organization,” said Rod Davis, president and CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “Our staff continues to be the driving force behind providing quality patient care, and this recognition confirms that they continue to excel in this area.”

The Rose de Lima Campus is one of 620 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. The Rose de Lima Campus was recognized for its achievement on the following measure sets:

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical Care

The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2011 calendar year. The list of Top Performers represents 18 percent of more than 3,400 eligible accredited hospitals reporting data.

Top performing hospitals met the following criteria for recognition of its achievement: First, the hospital achieved performance of 95 percent or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, including measures that had fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. Second, the hospital also met or exceeded a 95 percent performance target for every accountability measure for which it reports data to The Joint Commission, excluding any measures with fewer than 30 eligible cases or patients. A 95 percent score means the hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – for example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan for children with asthma.

“When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., F.A.C.P., M.P.P., M.P.H., president of The Joint Commission. “This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity. Such day-to-day progress will slowly but surely transform today’s health care system into one that achieves unprecedented performance outcomes for the benefit of the patients.”

Joint Replacement Unit at Siena Campus Recertified by Joint Commission

September 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Our Joint Replacement Unit at the Siena Campus has again earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission by demonstrating compliance with the national standards for health care quality and safety. The Joint Commission awarded the Siena Campus the Disease-Specific Care Certification for Joint Replacement which recognizes the hospital for its dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

The Siena Campus earned this distinction after The Joint Commission conducted a rigorous on-site review in August. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the Joint Replacement Unit for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“In achieving Joint Commission recertification, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals–Siena Campus has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest level of care for its joint replacement patients,” said Jean E. Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q., executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend St. Rose for successfully continuing to undertake the challenge of elevating its standard of care and instilling confidence in the community it serves.”

“The Siena Campus pursued the comprehensive, independent evaluation of The Joint Replacement Unit at our Siena Campus to demonstrate our commitment to a higher standard of service,” said Rod Davis, president and CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “Our staff worked incredibly hard to attain recertification, so we are very proud to have achieved this distinction. Recertification also confirms that St. Rose continues to improve the care we provide.”

The Joint Commission launched its Disease-Specific Care Certification program in 2002, which is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities. A list of programs certified by the Joint Commission is available at

Siena Campus Earns 2012 HealthInsight Quality Award

September 6, 2012 Leave a comment

We’re pleased to announce that our Siena Campus has just been presented with the 2012 HealthInsight Quality Award for achieving a high level of performance on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) publicly reported quality data and promoting transparency in its healthcare system.

Beginning in 2011, the CMS Quality Measures national ranking and the Patient Perception of Care (HCAHPS) rankings were combined to form a single national ranking. Clinical measures are weighted 70 percent and HCAHPS weighted 30 percent of the overall combined ranking. To receive a 2012 HealthInsight Quality Award, the Siena Campus had to rank at or above the 75th percentile in the combined national ranking based on data posted on that reflect the period of October 1, 2010–September 30, 2011.

“The staff at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement collaborations with HealthInsight. We are proud to be a recipient of this distinguished award,” said Rod Davis, president and CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada.

HealthInsight commends St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus for its commitment to excellence in improving patient care,” said Marc Bennett, President and CEO of HealthInsight.

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