Women's & Children's Hospital December 19, 2014

Regional Health System of Acadiana hospitals recently were recognized by the Louisiana Hospital Association for their individual success in achieving goals outlined in the federal Partnership for Patients Campaign.

The LHA Research and Education Foundation Hospital Engagement Network recognized Regional Medical Center of Acadiana and Women’s & Children’s Hospital for improving the quality of patient care by reducing the incidents of avoidable harm.

“This honor highlights the commitment of our physicians and staff to improve the delivery of care to all patients in all areas of service at Regional Medical Center and Women’s & Children’s Hospital,” said Kathy Bobbs, president and CEO of the Regional Health System of Acadiana. “We are incredibly proud of these achievements.”

The honor marks the third time in 2014 the hospitals were recognized for improving the quality of patient care.

Earlier this fall, the hospitals became the only Acadiana hospitals to be named a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission for two consecutive years. Regional Medical Center and Women’s & Children’s Hospital were recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

In the spring, both hospitals received the highest honor from eQHealth Solutions, the Capstone Award, for improving the care of patients diagnosed with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) – Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Community Acquired Pneumonia and improvements in care related to measures outlined in the Surgical Care Improvement Project.