TAMC Again Earns Awards for Safety and Quality
TAMC, the County’s most comprehensive healthcare services provider, has been recently recognized for both safety and quality of care by national organizations.
The medical center isn’t resting on its laurels though and is making a change in clinical departments that will continue to improve both of these key areas for patients and staff.
TAMC has once again earned a top grade in patient safety by an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. The latest update to the Hospital Safety Score, released by The Leapfrog Group, shows TAMC receiving an “A” ranking in the industry watchdog’s Spring 2016 assessment of U.S. hospitals when it comes preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Using 28 measures of hospital safety data, the group ranks hospitals with an A, B, C, D or F representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm.
Dr. Jay Reynolds, TAMC chief medical officer and chief clinical officer said, “It is indeed gratifying for us to be included again this year among the state and nation’s safest hospitals. While it is nice to get recognized for the great work we do, the real reward is in knowing we put our patients’ well-being first. Patient safety is not a slogan here, it is deep in our culture, it is the TAMC way.”
Additionally, the Presque Isle hospital was recently recognized for quality of patient care by Avatar Solutions, which measures and compares hospital safety and patient satisfaction based on patient, employee, and physician surveys. TAMC received both a Best Overall Performer Award and Exceeding Expectations Award.
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