Baton Rouge Health Care Center receives 2010 Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Award

Baton Rouge Health Care Center (BRHCC) has received the 2012 Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Award, presented by eQHealth Solutions.

News Release

For Release:    May 27, 2011
Contact:          Linda Roberts, Administrator,
5550 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70811
225-774-214, lroberts@commcare.com

Baton Rouge Health Care Center Receives Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Award

Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge Health Care Center (BRHCC) has received the 2010 Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Award, presented by eQHealth Solutions, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana.  With this award, BRHCC has been recognized for improving the quality of health care given to their patients, and BRHCC   is one of 32 nursing homes in the state to receive the 2010 Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Award.

Previously titled the Louisiana Nursing Home Quality Awards (platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels), the Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Awards recognize nursing homes for their achievement in improving the quality of resident care through reducing restraint use and reducing pressure ulcer incidence.

The enclosed 2010 Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Award Fact Sheet provides detailed information regarding this award, which was announced at the 2011 Louisiana Medicare Quality Summit hosted by eQHealth Solutions in Baton Rouge on April 29. 

The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national health care priorities by CMS. Staff members from BRHCC   have been working with quality improvement specialists from eQHealth Solutions to use proven, evidence-based practices to improve care for their patients.  

 "As witnessed by the new health care reform law, and corresponding debate, we all recognize that making improvements to our health care system comes at a slow pass and our health care system remains broken. This is frustrating. Yet, as we all struggle to improve our state's poor health statistics and poor health outcomes, progress is being made," said Gary Curtis, CEO of eQHealth Solutions. "Health care providers in Louisiana have committed to reducing the rates of infections, pressure ulcers, surgical injuries, unnecessary hospital readmissions and many other key measures of health care quality. At our annual Medicare Quality Summit, eQHealth is proud to recognize the providers and facilities that making health better for the people and communities they serve." 

"The staff of BRHCC is dedicated to providing the very best in resident care and our efforts have been enhanced through our quality improvement partnerships with eQHealth Solutions. We are extremely proud to be a recipient of this distinguished award. Our commitment to restraint reductions and wound care management are superlative in the field and for this acknowledgement, we are truly grateful," said Linda Roberts, Facility Administrator.

To learn more, visit the nursing home's Web site at http://www.brhealthcarcenter.com  or eQHealth Solutions' Medicare QIO Web site at http://louisianaqio.eqhs.org.