Alaska Regional Honored as Top Anchorage Hospital by MPQH
Quality Award is the highest honor given by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health
October 27, 2015, Anchorage, AK - Alaska Regional Hospital has been recognized for its commitment to health care with a 2015 Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. The Quality Award is the highest honor given by Mountain-Pacific, and Alaska Regional is the sole Anchorage hospital to have received this award in 2015.
The Quality Award is presented annually to Alaska hospitals that meet stringent criteria over selected time frames within the last year. To be eligible for the award, facilities must meet strict quality improvement goals and show exceptional commitment to patient care.
This award was given in recognition of Alaska Regional’s performance in improving care processes for six national quality projects: heart attack, heart failure, stroke, pneumonia, surgical care improvement and venous thromboembolism.
Julie Taylor, CEO of Alaska Regional Hospital, said “We are pleased to be the only Anchorage hospital to achieve the Quality Award in 2015. The primary concern at Alaska Regional Hospital is the care and safety of our patients, and our commitment to improving the standard of health care is an ongoing process.”
Mountain-Pacific is the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information, visit the Mountain-Pacific Quality Health website at www.mpqhf.org.