Awards & Recognition - Summer 2012
The compassionate and talented physicians, nurses and staff of Newton-Wellesley Hospital are often the recipients of local, national and international awards and honors. We are proud to share the news of these recent accolades with the members or our community.
AHA/ASA AWARD RECOGNIZES NWH SUCCESS IN CARING FOR STROKE PATIENTS
Newton-Wellesley Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Newton-Wellesley's commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines.
To receive the award, NWH achieved 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month intervals and achieved 75 percent or higher compliance with six of 10 Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Measures, which are reporting initiatives to measure quality of care. These measures include aggressive use of medications, such as tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol reducing drugs and smoking cessation, all aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital was the only triple award recipient from GWTG/AHA/ASA:
Mission Lifeline: Acute Myocardial Infarction (heart attack); Heart Failure Gold Plus; and Stroke: Gold Plus and Target Stroke Honor Roll.
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's hospital-based quality improvement program that empowers healthcare teams to save lives and reduce healthcare costs by helping hospitals follow evidence-based guidelines and recommendations. For more information, visit heart.org/quality.
NWH NAMED BEST PLACE TO WORK!
The Boston Business Journal has named Newton-Wellesley Hospital as one of the Best Places to Work in Massachusetts! This honor recognizes our achievements in creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains employees through a combination of employee satisfaction, working conditions and company culture.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital was one of over 400 companies to qualify for consideration based on a two-stage nomination process and the results of employee-satisfaction surveys taken throughout March and April.
The top 25 companies in three size categories -- small (20-100 employees), midsize (101-500 employees) and large (more than 500 employees) -- will be awarded during a breakfast on June 1st and profiled in a special supplement of the Boston Business Journal.
NWH NAMED BEST IN THE STATE AND TOP 10% NATIONWIDE!
Newton-Wellesley Hospital is proud to announce that it has recently received high marks from The Leapfrog Hospital Recognition Program™ (LHRP), achieving the highest quality score in the State of Massachusetts and ranking in the top 10% of hospitals nationally with regard to “value”, as measured by both quality and efficiency scores.
LHRP is a nationally recognized comprehensive program of Leapfrog that focuses on the most important national patient safety, quality, and resource use standards (efficiency). Through LHRP, a hospital is scored for its performance on each of Leapfrog’s 20+ standards. Individual scores, which range from 0 (lowest performance) to 100 (highest performance), are then compared against state and national averages. Scores for each hospital are calculated using the LHRP Scoring Methodology and then rolled up into three composite scores: Quality, Resource Use, and Value. The three composite scores are used in national Quality and Resource Use comparisons and the Value decile rankings.
Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s LHRP Composite Scores are:
Quality: 91| Resource Use: 70 | Value: 84
LHRP uses data collected through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey each year to evaluate hospital performance in numerous clinical focus areas, such as:
- ICU Physician Staffing
- Outcomes of High Risk Procedures (CABG, PCI, AAA, AVR, Bariatric Surgery, Pancreatectomy, Esophagectomy, and High Risk Deliveries)
- Common Acute Admissions (AMI, Pneumonia and Normal Deliveries)
- Hospital Acquired Conditions (pressure ulcers, injuries, central line associated blood stream infections)
- 19 Safe Practices
- Never Events
The 2011 LHRP Reports contain data collected from 1,066 general hospitals in 43 states. More information about LHRP scoring methodology can be found at www.leapfroggroup.org/lhrpreports.
NWH HAS THE HIGHEST INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION RATES IN MASSACHUSETTS!
We are proud to announce that Newton-Wellesley Hospital tops the state for employee influenza immunization rates! The Hospital notched the highest vaccination rate, with 101.8 percent. State regulators said fluctuations in staff throughout the year can slightly increase or decrease the apparent percentages of employees vaccinated, resulting in the rate higher than 100 percent.
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