HARVARD, Illinois-Mercyhealth is pleased to announce the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Harvard, for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care.
As part of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP), Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Harvard and other critical access hospitals were asked to voluntarily participate in four defined domains of quality outcomes. The four domains include patient safety and 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, director of quality, educational services, and compliance, ICAHN. “Mercyhealth 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.”
Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Harvard was recognized for top performance over two years in two domains. “We are very proud of our Mercyhealth Harvard team for achieving this level of excellence in health quality,” said Jeni Hallatt, vice president at Mercyhealth. “This is truly a team effort that recognizes our dedication to delivering a high quality health care experience, close to home, of which our patients and staff can be proud.”
ICAHN is a network of 57 small rural Illinois hospitals dedicated to strengthening the operations of its member hospitals through collaboration. The organization is composed of Illinois hospitals who 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.
Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Harvard was honored during a ceremony held October 29, in Champaign, Illinois. For more information about Mercyhealth, visit MercyHealthSystem.org.