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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital achieves exceptional compliance in national patient care standards

Sugar Land, TX - 12/12/2011

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital (MSLH) has been recognized for outstanding performance in achieving 100 percent compliance in all of its 26 core measures for third quarter, 2011. Core measures are national standards that compare the quality of care that hospitals give patients. 

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MSLH is committed to consistently delivering quality health care using proven therapies. It follows core measures developed by The Joint Commission, the country’s primary accrediting body in health care. These measures have been shown to improve outcomes of patient care in four categories: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care improvement.

Its 100 percent compliance rate means all 294 patients within these categories received 100 percent of the recommended treatments known to get the best results for patients with certain medical conditions, or surgical procedures.

Chief Nursing Officer Janet Leatherwood said it’s rare for a large hospital like MSLH to achieve 100 percent compliance in core measures. However, MSLH’s Quality Management Department identifies patients early in their hospital stay, and continuously monitors their progress to ensure they are receiving the best care with its Daily Quality Rounds program.  “We work diligently with nurses, case managers, therapists and other care providers to review every patient, every day,” Leatherwood said. “This daily review helps us quickly address any issues and reinforce overall compliance. It’s a significant time and resource commitment, but it’s a model that is successful for us.”

MSLH is already recognized as a health care leader, and with this latest achievement of 100 percent compliance in all of its core measures raises its composite performance to 97.5 percent for the most recent 12 months, and reinforces MSLH’s continued commitment to innovate, improve and provide every patient with the highest quality of care.

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