Awards and accreditations
Jackson Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission.
Jackson Hospital is a Joint Commission accredited hospital, and as such, agrees to undergo an unannounced accreditation survey by the Joint Commission at any time.
Jackson Hospital receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation
Jackson Hospital announces that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), an international organization dedicated to eliminating heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide. Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. They emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. They also serve as a point of entry into the healthcare system to evaluate and treat other medical problems, and they help to promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk factors for heart attack.
Get With The GuidelinesSM–Stroke Gold Performance Achievement Award
The American Heart Association has awarded Jackson Hospital with the Get With The GuidelinesSM–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Gold Performance Achievement Award. The award recognizes Jackson Hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.
Jackson Hospital is a Blue Distinction Center
Jackson Hospital is a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement® and a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery®, demonstrating an expertise in quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients, by meeting objective clinical measures developed with input from expert physicians and medical organizations. Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement provide comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services, including total knee replacement and total hip replacement surgeries. Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery provide comprehensive inpatient spine surgery services, including discectomy, fusion and decompression procedures.
Jackson Hospital is a DonateLife America partner.
Jackson Hospital works directly with the Alabama Organ Center and Donate Life America, and is one of four hospitals in Alabama that received a medal of honor for achieving and sustaining national goals for donation, including a donation rate of 75 percent or more of eligible donors at the facilities.
Department of Quality Wins Awards
Jackson Hospital's Quality Department recently received a recognition award from the Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF). The award recognizes Jackson Hospital's valuable participation in making AQAF's 8th Scope of Work contract with Medicare successful. The 8th Scope of Work objectives set out by Medicare are designed to improve services provided to their beneficiaries.
A Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital® for Performance Improvement
Jackson Hospital was selected one of the nation’s most improved hospitals in Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®: Performance Improvement Leaders.
The award was based on the organization’s hospital-wide culture of performance improvement over five consecutive years. Objective statistical national comparisons show Jackson Hospital improved each year, at a substantially faster rate than peers across the United States.
Clinical outcomes, patient safety, efficiency, financial stability and growth were measured by Thomson Healthcare in an independent study involving nearly 3,000 hospitals across the United States.
Jackson Hospital Committed to IHI’s Campaign to Reduce Medical Harm
Campaign leaders from the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) 5 Million Lives Campaign selected Jackson Hospital as their only stop in Alabama during their Fall 2007 Harvest tour across the nation. They visited Jackson Hospital on Wednesday, October 24, with the intention of hearing the successes and barriers we encountered during our commitment to implementing the 12 improvements in care that can save lives and reduce patient injuries, which were established by IHI.
The 5 Million Lives Campaign, which Jackson Hospital has fully embraced, promotes the adoption of up to 12 improvements in care that can save lives and reduce patient injuries, including:
- Implementing a rapid response team.
- Delivering evidence based Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) care.
- Medication reconciliation to prevent adverse drug events.
- Preventing central venous line infections.
- Preventing surgical site infections.
- Preventing ventilator associated pneumonia.
- Preventing Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infections.
- Reducing harm from high alert medications.
- Reducing surgical complications.
- Preventing pressure ulcers.
- Delivering reliable, evidence based care for congestive heart failure.
- Getting board members on board.
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