Texas Health Kaufman Recognized for Quality Care|
KAUFMAN, Texas – Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman is among the best in the nation at providing safe, reliable and efficient care, according to the country’s largest health care performance improvement alliance.
Texas Health Kaufman is one of only 18 out of 333 hospitals nationwide to achieve top performance in at least five of six areas of care in the Premier health care alliance’s QUEST: High Performing Hospitals collaborative.
“This is a great tribute to the employees and physicians of Texas Health Kaufman,” said Patsy Youngs, R.N., FACHE, hospital president. “They are committed to applying lessons learned from hospitals around the country to improving care for the people in the community we’re privileged to serve.”
Specifically, Texas Health Kaufman is being recognized for:
- Reducing the average cost of care to less than $5,690 per discharge;
- Reliably delivering all evidence-based care measures to patients in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care at least 95 percent of the time;
- Improving the hospital experience so that patients favorably rate their stay and would recommend the facility toothers at least 73 percent of the time;
- Reducing preventable harm events; and
- Reducing readmissions by at least 12 percent.
“We are encouraged by the way our collaborative effort with other high-performing hospitals has helped us reach higher levels of performance in key areas,” said Mark Sij, D.O., chief medical officer for Texas Health Kaufman.
Participating hospitals set aggressive goals for rapid and sustained improvement; achieving excellence on a number of transparent measures; benchmarking performance against one another; and sharing knowledge to customize strategies that improve the quality, safety and effectiveness of care.
Since 2008, QUEST participant hospitals have used transparent and publicly available measures that show they have avoided 92,000 deaths and saved $9.1 billion in costs. Scaled to a national level, hospitals across the U.S. could save 950,000 lives and approximately $93 billion over five years by replicating these practices, according to Premier.
“Through working with other QUEST participants to help each other improve in areas such as quality, safety, patient satisfaction and cost of care, Texas Health Kaufman is enhancing health care not just in our community, but across the country,” Sij said.
About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Kaufman is a 91-bed acute-care, full-service medical center serving Kaufman and Henderson counties and the southern part of Dallas County since 1979. The hospital's services include women’s services, wound care, diagnostic imaging, cardiac rehabilitation and pain management services. Texas Health Kaufman, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, was recently recognized with the Pathway to Excellence hospital designation for distinction in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a Level IV Trauma Center. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Kaufman.