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Holy Cross Hospital Receives Patient Safety Award

FMQAI

2008-2011 FMQAI Patient Safety Award

Tampa, FL (2/28/2011) – On January 19, 2011, FMQAI, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Florida, presented Holy Cross Hospital with a 2008-2011 Patient Safety Award in recognition of the hospital’s unwavering commitment to quality improvement in patient safety. Holy Cross Hospital is one of a select group of Florida hospitals participating in a three-year Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services project to improve surgical care processes and outcomes.

“Partnering with FMQAI on quality improvement projects is voluntary and requires commitment, expertise and resources to achieve improvements in patient safety,” said Amy Osborn, FMQAI project director for the patient safety project. “FMQAI commends the staff of Holy Cross Hospital for their dedication to the quality of care for surgical patients.”

The three-year project focuses on preventing surgical infections, improving cardiac care and preventing surgery-related blood clots. “Data show that hospitals who participated in this ninth scope of work in partnership with FMQAI, including Holy Cross Hospital, generally performed better on the Surgical Care Improvement Project measures than those who did not. Participating Florida hospitals exceeded the CMS targets on all of these measures. Holy Cross Hospital is proud to say that we have helped make it safer for our patients through reliable deployment of evidence-based care known to improve patient outcomes.” –Debbie Lambrinos, Executive Director, Quality Management and Professional Practice, Holy Cross Hospital.

“Holy Cross Hospital places a strong emphasis on quality improvement initiatives to maintain our highest level of care. The FMQAI Patient Safety Award is proof of such commitment, and we are proud of our nursing and surgical staff for exceeding these quality measures.” – Patrick Taylor, MD, President and CEO, Holy Cross Hospital.

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