Platte County Memorial Hospital
- Joint Commission accreditation - 2009
- Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) - 2011
- Named one of the nation’s top performers in pneumonia care by the Joint Commission - 2011
- Quality Achievement Award for superior performance in Quality Care from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health - 2011
- Banner's Best for excellent quality care and work performed - 2010
By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission‘s national standards for health care quality and safety, Platte County Memorial Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of Platte County Memorial Hospital on July 16 and 17.
Platte County Memorial Hospital’s Laboratory is also accredited by the Joint Commission. The laboratory survey is conducted unannounced every two-years.
In 2011, Platte County Memorial Hospital was listed among the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America, released on Sept. 28 by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) during its Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City, Mo.
The Top 100 hospitals were determined by the use of a comprehensive rating system, the Hospital Strength Index. This is the first national rating system to include rural facilities and more than 1,300 critical access hospitals.
The Hospital Strength Index includes 56 performance measures used to identify hospitals that are best prepared for success under the new healthcare system across a continuum of financial, value-based and market-driven performance indicators. The ratings are based on publicly reported data including quality information available from the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Service’s Hospital Compare website, Medicare Cost Reports and Medicare Claims data.
In 2011, Platte County Memorial Hospital was named one of the nation’s top performers in pneumonia care by the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Platte County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) was recognized based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care and children’s asthma.
PCMH is the only hospital in Wyoming and one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Inclusion on the list is based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year. For example, this first recognition program is based on data that were reported for 2010.
In 2011, Platte County Memorial Hospital was presented with a Quality Achievement Award for superior performance in Quality Care from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health during the annual Wyoming Hospital Association convention in Casper, Wyo. It is the highest honor presented by the association.
This award recognizes Platte County Memorial Hospital’s superior efforts in demonstrating improvement in the quality of care delivered.
Nationally the bar has been raised for the Quality Core Measures (Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, Pneumonia and Surgical Care Infection & Complication Prevention) performance to 90 percent and 95 percent with an emphasis on continued sustainability. (Platte County Memorial Hospital had a Core Measure composite score of 97.67 percent.
In 2010, Platte County Memorial Hospital was recognized as one of the top facilities in Banner Health by winning 10 Banner’s Best Awards for the excellent quality care and work performed. Platte County Memorial Hospital received the most Banner’s Best Awards of any Western Region facility.
"Banner's Best" is an annual event that is designed to recognize strategic initiative achievement and performance improvement work.
We achieved Banner’s Best in the following areas:
- Acute Myocardial Infarction
- Heart Failure
- Surgical Care A
- Surgical Care B
- Inpatient Quality Indicators
- Sepsis II
- Central Line Infections
- Retention for Hard to Fill Positions
For more information about the awards, contact PCMH’s Quality and Risk Coordinator, Cindy Woods, RN at (307) 322-6400.