San Ramon, CA and Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
CALNOC, the leading provider of actionable information and research on nurse sensitive quality indicators, today announced its second annual CALNOC Performance Excellence Awards recognizing exceptional hospitals for outstanding performance in the areas of reduction of hospital acquired pressure ulcers and injuries from falls. Chosen among almost 300 hospitals, the two hospitals selected are recognized for their commitment and dedication to nursing quality.
This year’s winners represent hospitals of various sizes and affiliation. These hospitals not only improved but sustained their performance consistently over 24 months and have been exemplary in their approach and dedication. The winners of the 2012 Performance Excellence Awards are:
Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center, also a winner of the award in 2011, led by Jim Branchick, Chief Operating Officer and Patty Clausen, Chief Nursing Officer. Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center cares for over 300,000 members with nine medical offices and a 352-bed hospital in Southeast Los Angeles County, California.
Kaiser Permanente Hayward located in Northern California, and is led by JoAnn Mette, Chief Nursing Officer. Kaiser Hayward is a 210 bed facility with a 20-bed pediatric unit and a 12-bed neonatal intensive care unit.
“CALNOC is pleased to honor Kaiser Permanente Downey and Kaiser Permanente Hayward for their exemplary performance and dedication to patient care excellence,” said Kathy Harren, RN, MHA, MSNc, and Chair of the Board for CALNOC. “These hospitals have a long and consistent track record of monitoring and measuring performance with CALNOC in order to deliver the highest standard in care.”
In addition to the CALNOC Awards of Excellence recipients, the following hospitals were recognized for their commitment to patient care excellence:
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, California Pacific – California Campus, Community Regional Medical Center, Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital, Fresno Heart and Surgical Hospital, Kern Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente – Anaheim, Kaiser Permanente – Baldwin Park, Kaiser Permanente – Fontana, Kaiser Permanente – Hayward, Kaiser Permanente – Manteca, Kaiser Permanente – San Diego, Kaiser Permanente – South San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente – Vacaville, Long Beach Memorial, Mercy Mt. Shasta, Mission Hospital – Laguna Beach, Modoc Medical Center, Pomerado Hospital, Pomona Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary – San Pedro, San Mateo Medical Center, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, St. Johns Pleasant Valley, San Joaquin Community Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Sutter Coast Hospital, UC Irvine Medical Center, UC San Diego Medical Center, White Memorial Medical Center.
CALNOC (the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes), is the leading provider of actionable information and research on nurse sensitive quality indicators. Always on the forefront of patient care excellence, CALNOC created the first nursing database registry of nursing sensitive indicators which turns patient outcome data into powerful information for hospital executives to help guide decisions to advance global patient care. Hundreds of leading hospitals have joined CALNOC to monitor and benchmark performance in order to deliver excellence in patient care. CALNOC is a non-profit corporation with headquarters in San Ramon, California. For more information call 888.586.1994 or visit http://www.calnoc.org.
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