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LRGHealthcare Recognized at American Hospital Association Best Practice Celebration

3/17/2014

Laconia, NH- LRGHealthcare was one of three organizations in the country recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) for efforts to reduce inpatient harm and reduce readmissions. 
 
To achieve the AHA‘s goal of reducing inpatient harm by 40% and reducing readmissions by 20%, LRGHealthcare met all ten areas for quality improvement. 
 
Dr. Vercin Ephrem, President of the Medical Staff and Gloria Thorington, Director of Patient Safety and Quality attended the AHA and Health Research & Education Trusts’ (HRET) ‘Hospital Engagement Network Best Practice Celebration’ in November and presented LRGHealthcare’s journey to implementing best practices and evidence based care that won the organization the national recognition.
 
LRGHealthcare is proud to have been recognized for its success in reducing harm and achieving the AHA’s goals and is committed to providing the highest quality of care to every patient. That commitment requires an aggressive ongoing quality assessment and improvement effort.  The quality improvement efforts ensure that the practices and hospitals continue to evolve with the latest medical research. 
 
For more information about our quality program, or any of our ongoing initiatives, please email quality@lrgh.org or call Director of Medical Safety and Healthcare Management, Gloria Thorington at 527-2934.  
 
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.