Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Honored for Excellence in Quality of Care, Top Performance
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[November 29, 2017]
Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently
recognized Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital for its ongoing
commitment to exceptional quality of care, during a ceremony held
November 14th at the I Hotel and Conference Center, Champaign, IL.
As part of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Medicare
Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP), Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital and other critical access hospitals were asked to
voluntarily participate in four defined domains of quality outcomes.
These four domains include: Patient Safety/Inpatient; Patient
Engagement; Care Transitions; and Outpatient Measures.
“Often, in rural hospitals, having a devoted staff member to
abstract and submit this data can be both time-consuming and
burdensome,” said Angie Charlet, ICAHN Director of Quality,
Educational Services, and Compliance. “This hospital realizes how
important quality of care and an engaged staff is for its
patients…From its top leadership on throughout the facility, each
strives for continued quality on a daily basis, and that is what we
are celebrating today.”
ALMH was recognized for its quality of care outcomes (for
participating in all measures in all four domains), for
demonstrating top performance over two quarters in any domain (as is
demonstrated by a >95% quality score), and for achieving a ‘4-Star’
HCAHPS Rating. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
created the HCAHPS Star Ratings for consumers to more quickly and
easily access the patient experience of care information provided on
the Hospital Compare website. Star ratings will also allow consumers
to more easily compare hospitals.
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“We are very proud of our staff, physicians and volunteers for
achieving this level of excellence in health quality,” said Dolan Dalpoas, ALMH
president and CEO. “This is truly a team effort that recognizes our dedication
to delivering a healthcare experience that our patients and team can be proud
ICAHN is a network of 55 small rural Illinois hospitals dedicated to
strengthening the operations of its member hospitals through collaboration. The
organization is composed of Illinois hospitals who have earned critical access
hospital designation by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. ICAHN is
recognized nationally for its work with rural healthcare and administers several
state, federal, and private healthcare programs. The ICAHN office is located in
Princeton, IL, and serves critical access hospitals across Illinois and is a
nationally recognized state rural health network.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Memorial Healthy System, is a
25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln,
Illinois. For more information, visit ALMH.org.
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