Cody Hospital Receives Jeff Martin Gold Award 9 Consecutive Years
Cody, Wyo.(July 24, 2018) –
Cody Regional Health has been awarded the Jeff Martin Gold Award for Excellence
for nine consecutive years. The Yellowstone Insurance Exchange, RRG - Risk Management Recognition Award
is designed to recognize and reward exemplary hospitals for their efforts
to enhance patient safety and overall safety for families, staff and the
communities served by Yellowstone member hospitals.
This year Cody Regional Health won the award for implementing a program
to educate inpatients about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF).
“These two diseases cost our country over 60 billion dollars in health
care expenditures annually. This program was designed to educate patients
on their disease process and what signs and symptoms to look for and when
to contact their primary care doctor. The education empowers patients
to make active decisions in their care,” states Cardiopulmonary
and Home Oxygen Director, Lori Arnold.
This prevents potential readmissions to a health care facility such as
Cody Regional Health. The Affordable Health Care Act and the CURES Act
have challenged health care facilities in limiting the number of readmissions
of these patients. Cody Regional Health has decreased the number of readmissions
of this population by over 5% and Cody Regional Health is well below the
national average for readmissions of COPD and CHF patients.
Since the program’s inception in 2009, Cody Regional Health has been
the only healthcare system to win the top-level Jeff Martin Award for
Excellence every year for nine consecutive years. This extended success
underscores the hospital’s deep commitment to enhanced patient safety
throughout the organization.
Denise McCord, the Director of Risk Management for Yellowstone states,
“Cody Regional Health should be congratulated for its ongoing organizational
persistence and strong commitment to continuous improvement relative to
patient safety and care.”
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About Cody Regional Health
Cody Regional Health (CRH) is a national leading critical care 25-bed acute-care
state-of-the-art facility. CRH employs and partners with over 60 physicians
and offers over 20 different services, with an adjacent Long-Term Care
Center licensed for 94 beds, a 16-bed chemical dependency center, 8-bed
hospice house, regional cancer center, satellite physicians clinics and
urgent care center. CRH abides by the Planetree philosophy as a model
of health care. The Planetree model strives to enhance patient comfort
by personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the health care experience. www.codyregionalhealth.org.