3 metro-east hospitals receive Illinois Hospital Association awards

News-DemocratFebruary 27, 2014 

Three metro-east hospitals were honored by the Illinois Hospital Association as part of its annual quality awards compendium, the association announced Thursday.

More than 100 projects from 57 Illinois hospitals were recognized for best practices and transformational achievements that aim to result in better care for individuals, improved health for populations, and reduced per capita costs.

Here are the local results:

* Anderson Hospital in Maryville won in the Care Coordination: Readmissions category for its project titled "Empowering the Community, Other Health Care Providers and Patients with the Understanding of Heart Care Diagnosis and Treatment in Order to Prevent Readmissions."

* St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese won in the Care Coordination: Readmissions category for its project titled "Knowledge and Empowerment Across the Continuum For Effective Disease Management and Reduction of Readmissions."

* Memorial Hospital in Belleville was awarded in the Patient Safety and Quality: Infections C. diff category for its project titled " Stool Transplants: A Treatment for Recurrent Clostridium difficile."

The Illinois Hospital Association has offices in Naperville, Springfield and Washington, D.C.; it supports Illinois' more than 200 hospitals and nearly 50 health systems.

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