Caribou Memorial Living Center Earns "Diamond" Quality Gem in the Idaho Nursing Home Quality Improvement Collaborative

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 General News
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Qualis Health recognizes nursing home with top award for improving the lives of residents

BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Caribou Memorial Living Center recently earned a "Diamond," the top

level of Qualis Health's Quality Gem program. They are the only long-term care facility in the state to have reached this level.

The award recognizes facilities that have:

  • Met all the goals of a statewide Collaborative focused on patient safety and the quality of care
  • Shared lessons learned with, and provided practical change ideas to, other nursing homes located in Idaho and Washington
  • Achieved high performance ratings on national quality metrics

"The team at Caribou Memorial Living Center has worked hard to reach the Diamond level, and we are pleased to recognize their outstanding performance," Brent Schneider, LNHA, MHA, Quality Improvement Consultant at Qualis Health, said. "Their persistent focus on quality improvement and whole hearted participation in the Collaborative makes a substantial difference to those they serve."

See http://www.Medicare.QualisHealth.org/QualityGems for a listing of all the long-term care facilities recognized by the Quality Gem program, as well the criteria required to earn each Gem.

About Qualis Health Qualis Health is one of the nation's leading population healthcare consulting organizations. It serves as Medicare's the Quality Innovation Network QIO (QIN - QIO) for Idaho and Washington. Qualis Health brings Medicare beneficiaries, providers, and communities together in data-driven initiatives that increase patient safety, make communities healthier, better coordinate post-hospital care, and improve clinical quality.

In April 2018, Qualis Health and HealthInsight announced a formal merger, combining the two organizations and operations across the U.S. Both Qualis Health and HealthInsight have been engaged in healthcare quality consulting and providing quality improvement services for more than 40 years.

 

SOURCE Qualis Health



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