Old Jefferson Community Care Center Receives 2011 Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Award

Old Jefferson Community Care Center has received the 2011 Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Award, presented by eQHealth Solutions.

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Old Jefferson Community Care Center Receives Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Award

(Baton Rouge, LA) Old Jefferson Community Care Center has received the 2011 Louisiana Nursing Home Capstone Quality Award, presented by eQHealth Solutions, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Louisiana.  With this award, Old Jefferson Community Care Center has been recognized for improving the quality of health care given to their patients, and Old Jefferson Community Care Center is one of 31 nursing homes in the state to receive the 2011 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.

This award was announced at the 2012 Louisiana Medicare Quality Summit and hosted by eQHealth Solutions in Baton Rouge on May 3.

The clinical topics measured for the awards have been designated as national health care priorities by CMS. Staff members from Old Jefferson Community Care Center 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 Old Jefferson Community Care Center 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 these distinguished awards,” said Stephanie Marriott, administrator, Old Jefferson Community Care Center. To learn more, visit the nursing home’s Web site at www.oldjeffersonccc.com or eQHealth Solutions’ Medicare QIO Web site at http://louisianaqio.eqhs.org.