November 19, 2015
Orem, UT — Timpanogos Regional has been presented with the 2015 Healthinsight Quality Award for demonstrating high quality health care and excellence in performance on publicly reported quality of care and patients’ perception of care measures.
The Healthinsight Quality Award acknowledges hospitals that achieve high levels of performance on the care related to the publicly reported quality measures:
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Surgical Infection Prevention
The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national healthcare priorities by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
“Healthinsight commends Timpanogos Regional for its commitment to excellence in improving patient care,” said Marc Bennett, President, and CEO of Healthinsight.
In addition to publicly reported quality of care measures, hospitals that qualified for the Healthinsight Quality Award performed well on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) measures. HCAHPS is a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during a recent hospital stay.
The Healthinsight Quality Award Program was launched in September 2004 to promote transparency in health care. According to the Institute of Medicine, transparency in health care means a system that is “accountable to the public, works openly, makes results known, and builds trust through disclosure.”
By using available quality data to identify high performing providers and publicizing the results, Healthinsight aims to help providers improve health care and help patients become more active and informed participants in that care.
“The staff at Timpanogos Regional Hospital is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement collaborations with Healthinsight,” says Kimball Anderson, CEO at Timpanogos Regional Hospital. We are proud to be recipients of the Healthinsight Quality Award based on our positive patient outcomes by consistently practicing evidence-based care.”