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Continuing Care Hospital Receives Kentucky Hospital Association Quality Award
Lexington, Ky.(May 13, 2013 )—Continuing Care Hospital (CCH), part of KentuckyOne Health, has been named a recipient of the 2013 Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Quality Award. The facility was recognized at the organization’s annual meeting, which was held on May 10. This is the second year in a row that this award has been given to CCH.
The hospital was selected among Long Term Acute Care/Rehab facilities, and was chosen based on the implementation of a hospital-wide Patient Safety Quality Improvement initiative, a program implemented to prevent, detect and mitigate risks and harm to patients during hospitalization. This program, like others at CCH, is focused on emphasizing human dignity and social justice, while providing the highest clinical outcomes.
“We’re honored to be recognized for our efforts in utilizing best practices to provide top-notch patient care,” said Tonja Williams, president and CEO, Continuing Care Hospital. “We’re focused on providing our staff members with the tools they need to ensure quality care and patient safety throughout the facility.”
CCH is a long-term acute care hospital with locations at Saint Joseph East and Saint Joseph Hospital. It operates as a “hospital within a hospital,” and provides care to medically complex and chronically critically ill patients who need an average of 25 days of acute care. The hospital recently expanded to meet growing demand, increasing the number of CCH beds available at the Saint Joseph Hospital location from 15 to 25. CCH has 30 beds at Saint Joseph East.
The Kentucky Hospital Association Quality Award is presented to honor hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety, and commitment in patient care. The goal is to raise awareness of the need for an organization-wide commitment to highly reliable, exceptional quality, patient-centered care and reward successful efforts to develop and promote improvements in quality of care.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky and has more than 3,100 licensed beds.