Tuesday, 31 January 2023

Adventist Health Clear Lake celebrates 50 years with amazing quality results

Colleen Assavapisitkul, Adventist Health Clear Lake patient care executive, with the Premier Quest Award. Courtesy photo.

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – Adventist Health Clear Lake celebrates the hospital’s 50th year with the award of three national honors of distinction for quality care.

The California Alliance for Collaborative Nursing, or CALNOC, Performance Excellence Award, the Quest Premier High Value Healthcare Award, and SMARTCARE California Achievement Award.

The CALNOC Performance Excellence Award honored Adventist Health Clear Lake for their exemplary work in reducing hospital acquired conditions and for exceptional performance in the reduction of hospital acquired pressure injuries, injuries from falls and infections. The 2018 award included Best Performance in Preventing Injury Falls.

Premier recognizes top performing hospitals with the Quest Award for High-Value Healthcare for improvements made in Prevention and Treatment for Leading Causes of Mortality, Effective Care and Coordination, Affordability and Patient Safety. Adventist Health Clear Lake was named finalist in the selection ranking number two of nine hundred ninety-eight eligible hospitals in the country.

SMARTCARE California recognizes hospitals that achieve a Cesarean section (C-section) rate of 23.9 percent or lower for low-risk, first-birth deliveries. Adventist Health Clear Lake, one of 240 maternity hospitals in California, received this award for exceeding the Healthy People 2020 goal. This is the second year in a row that AHCL has been honored in this category.

“Building a culture of quality and engagement for patient and employees has resulted in these honors,” said Colleen Assavapisitkul, patient care executive for Adventist Health Clear Lake. “Hiring great leaders, aligning around key strategies, implementing best practices, and creating a culture of safety contribute to achieving these awards. We are constantly reviewing outcomes, paying attention to details, and looking for opportunities to improve.”

Since purchasing the hospital in 1997, AHCL has implemented new services and programs to expand the quality care it provides. Expansion of the Emergency Department and Clinics ensures the continuum of care from in-patient to out-patient services.

The Intensive Outpatient Care Management Program and Live Well Program create a strategic pathway for providing patients individualized care management.

Restoration House and Project Restoration, collaborating with community partners, provide additional resources for patients to receive individualized services, preventive care and education to encourage wellness for a lifetime.

“These awards are the direct result of the collaboration and motivation of nursing and medical staff to effect improvements in the level of care provided to our patients. We are committed to providing quality care that continues to improve each year” said Erin McNabb, director of Quality and Infection Prevention.

This philosophy of improvement and providing excellence are at the heart of patient care at Adventist Health Clear Lake.

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