JPMC Receives Quality Award
Jane Phillips Medical Center was recently honored by the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality (OFMQ) for its work in improving patient care. The OFMQ highlighted JPMC and two other state hospitals as success stories during a statewide webcast on December 18 and following a contest that was launched during its Pathways & Partnerships Conference in June 2013.
The OFMQ challenged providers and communities across Oklahoma to submit their best practices and stories about what’s working to improve care transitions and reduce hospitalizations. Hospitals were graded according to objective criteria by members of the Oklahoma Care Transitions and Action Network. JPMC was one of three winners who received recognition in the OFMQ newsletter, a framed certificate, and a complimentary on-site video of the story behind their success.
JPMC earned the OFMQ honor for how the hospital works with other providers in the Bartlesville community to improve care transitions—the care patients receive as they move from one setting of care to another, such as from the hospital to a long-term care facility.
“We selected this story because it demonstrates a determination to break down silos of communication in the health care system and create a partnership to help patients,” said Susan Waldron, OFMQ community quality improvement specialist. “The Bartlesville Community Care Transitions Team has a passion for making health care better for patients and working towards better health outcomes,” she said.