Published on July 26, 2018

NMMC-West Point Receives Premier HIIN Award for Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board

WEST POINT, Miss.—North Mississippi Medical Center-West Point has been recognized by Premier Inc. as a recipient of the Premier Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board Award.

This award recognizes NMMC-West Point’s commitment and execution, from the Csuite to the bedside, to creating a culture of patient safety and for delivery of high quality, safe, reliable care and services to the patients they serve.

Premier is one of 16 HIIN’s for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) national Partnership for Patients initiative. The Premier HIIN is working collaboratively with 496 hospitals in 40 states, using a Safety Across the Board (SAB) approach, to improve the quality and safety of care, reduce preventable harm across 13 topic areas, enhance patient and family engagement and the culture of safety.

As a member of Premier’s HIIN, NMMC-West Point was one of 27 hospitals recognized with the Premier HIIN Excellence in Patient SAB Award during the Premier HIIN June 19 national meeting in Nashville, Tenn. To be eligible for the award, hospitals had to demonstrate both exceptional performance and participation in the Premier HIIN program.

“This patient safety award is a testament to the daily commitment to exceptional patient care and patient safety that our entire NMMC-West Point family delivers every day at our hospital,” said Barry Keel, hospital administrator. “It is my honor to serve alongside such a dedicated and compassionate group of caregivers at NMMC-West Point on a daily basis as we continue our journey together striving to maintain a highly reliable safe environment for all our patients.”

“NMMC-West Point is a prime example of performance improvement in health care,” said Roshni Ghosh, M.D., vice president of government services, chief medical information officer, Premier. “Through commitment, transparency, trust and engagement they are collaborating with peers to create a culture of safe, reliable and coordinated care. We are constantly amazed by these accomplishments. Premier congratulates everyone at NMMC-West Point for their hard work and tremendous achievements.”

NMMC-West Point staff recently celebrated receiving the Premier Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Excellence in Patient Safety Across the Board Award. Attending the celebration were Lee Greer, M.D., North Mississippi Health Services chief quality and safety officer; Glenda Brinkley, Lady Quinn, Meg McBrayer, Jackie Bolton, Unisa Bell, Melody Poole, NMHS administrator of Organizational Performance; Eric McGee and Barry Keel, hospital administrator.

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