Pana Community Hospital honored for excellence in quality of care
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The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized Pana Community Hospital for its ongoing commitment to the exceptional quality of care during a ceremony held on November 10, 2022, at the I-Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign.
As part of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP), Pana Community Hospital and other critical access hospitals were asked to participate in four defined domains of quality outcomes voluntarily. These four domains include; Patient Safety, Inpatient; Patient Engagement; Care Transitions; 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 Laura Fischer, ICAHN Flex Grant Project Manager. “This hospital realizes how important quality of care and an engaged staff is for its patients. From its top leadership throughout the facility, each strives for continued quality daily, which is what we are celebrating today.”
Pana Community Hospital was recognized for being in the top ten percent of all critical access hospitals in the country for safety, inpatient, and outpatient quality measures.
“We are very proud of our team for achieving this level of excellence in health quality,” said Trina Casner, President, and CEO, of Pana Community Hospital. “This is truly a team effort that recognizes our dedication to delivering a healthcare experience of which our patients and staff can be proud.”
The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program began in 2011 as a way for critical access hospitals to demonstrate their quality of care. This program has continued to evolve, adding new measures and removing outdated ones.