Taylorville Memorial Hospital was honored by the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) for the nonprofit hospital’s “ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care.”
As part of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Program, Taylorville Memorial and other critical-access hospitals were asked to voluntarily participate in four areas of quality outcomes.
Those four areas were patient safety/inpatient, patient engagement, care transitions and outpatient measures.
Taylorville Memorial was recognized as a top performer in all four areas. The hospital was also recognized for receiving a four-star rating in its Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Surveys (or HCAHPS) scores.
The HCAHPS star ratings were created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to allow consumers to more quickly and easily compare hospitals on its Hospital Compare website.
“We are very proud of our team for achieving this level of excellence in health quality,” Kim Bourne, president and CEO of Taylorville Memorial Hospital, said. “This is truly a team effort that recognizes our dedication to delivering a health care experience which our patients and staff can be proud of.”
Taylorville Memorial was also recognized by ICAHN, a network of nearly five dozen small rural Illinois hospitals, as an IMPACT Award nominee for its Go Steady program, in which the hospital partnered with a local assisted living facility to reduce the number of injuries from falls by older adults.
Their collaborative work resulted in a 67% reduction in falls at the assisted living facility. The project also earned a quality award from the Illinois Health and Hospital Association in the small and rural hospital category.