The SafeCare Group® recently recognized Coffey County Hospital in its national ranking of “100 SafeCare Hospitals®.” The distinction places the hospital among the top 1 percent of all U.S. hospitals in multiple categories of healthcare excellence.
“Coffey County Hospital is recognized for low rates of infections, complications, and readmissions,” says Dr. Yisrael Safeek, MD, MBA, Founder and Chairman of The SafeCare Group®. “Congratulations to the hospital on achieving 100 SafeCare Hospitals, ranking 28th of all U.S. hospitals.”
Unlike other designations, 100 SafeCare Hospitals® is not an award that hospitals receive; 100 SafeCare Hospitals® is a distinction that hospitals earn based upon performance in the comprehensive, evidence-based metrics of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) value based program (HVBP), readmissions reduction program (HRRP), and acquired complications reduction program (HACRP).
“Just two percent of U.S. hospitals earn the prestigious 100 SafeCare Hospitals® distinction,” Safeek explains. “We believe that this listing would incentivize doctors, nurses, and hospitals to improve care and reduce unnecessary errors that harm patients. The listings reflect a balanced scorecard representing quality, patient safety, and efficiency of care provided at those hospitals. Hospitals that performed poorly on these evidence-based metrics receive a financial penalty from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services.”
To produce a meaningful ranking of U.S. hospitals, The SafeCare Group® looked to the CMS for guidance of a comprehensive framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals®. Distinguished medical and legal experts believed that a listing of high performing hospitals in key quantifiable metrics would promote strong incentives to improve care. The SafeCare Group® adopted this framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® methodology, as it represented holistic, evidence-based metrics in the areas of quality of care, patient safety, and efficiency of care. As a result, the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® utilized a methodology that is firmly rooted and grounded on nationally recognized, evidence-based metrics.
The ratings compare hospitals according to like sizes at three levels: over 400 beds, 100-400 beds, and under 100 beds. Coffey County Hospital ranks third in the nation among hospitals with fewer than 100 beds.
About The SafeCare Group®The SafeCare Group® mission is a relentless commitment to improving healthcare for all people. 100 SafeCare Hospitals®, SafeCare® Magazine, and SafeCare Analytics® comprise The SafeCare Group®. Since 2012, SafeCare Analytics® have been helping hospitals excel with Joint Commission OPPE, readmissions, cost, complications and infections. Since 2013, the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® listings recognize US hospitals that excelled in evidence-based areas that are required by the CMS. For more information about 100 SafeCare Hospitals® visit www.100safecarehospitals.com
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