COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Colloquium, a Battelle Company, recognizes Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital as a Heart Failure Accredited Access Hospital. IU Tipton is the eleventh hospital in the Indiana University Health system to have earned this distinction.
"The IU Health System showcases a powerful commitment to quality by ensuring even their critical access hospitals become heart failure accredited," says Jeffrey Lewis, MBOE, BSN, RN, LSSBB, Member Services Coach & Senior Consultant at The Healthcare Colloquium who reviewed Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital's work. "It highlights their dedication to the community that they serve."
The Healthcare Colloquium's unique heart failure accreditation process builds on the member hospital's prior improvement experience leading to initial heart failure accreditation. Member hospitals work within four established domains of heart failure: Community, Hospital, Clinicians, and Science using The Healthcare Colloquium's continuum of care model. Results include an integration of heart failure care, streamlined processes across the entire continuum of care, patient enablement, and active collaboration with other Colloquium member hospitals nationwide.
"Our multidisciplinary Heart Failure team has impacted Heart Failure care from screenings to inpatient care to home health," says Kelly Hendershot, RRT, Non-invasive Cardiology/Respiratory Care Manager of Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital. "Our goal is to increase awareness, keep our patients healthier and out of the hospital; if we do have a patient hospitalized they will be getting the best Heart Failure Care across the continuum."
About Indiana University Health Tipton Hospital
IU Health Tipton Hospital, a part of Indiana University Health, has provided leading care to Tipton County and the surrounding communities for more than 60 years. IU Health Tipton Hospital is an acute care hospital offering personalized nursing care and a wide range of medical specialties and services. The medical staff is comprised of more than 50 highly skilled physicians providing unmatched experience in over 20 specialties. IU Health Tipton Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is also a member of the American Hospital Association, the Indiana Hospital Association, and the Indiana Health Care Association. To learn more about IU Health Tipton Hospital, visit http://iuhealth.org/tipton. IU Health Tipton Cardiology, 765-675-1759
About The Healthcare Colloquium – A Battelle Company
As a hospital membership organization based in Columbus, Ohio, The Healthcare Colloquium, a Battelle Company, (http://www.colloquiumhealth.com) is comprised of over 70 member hospitals and hospital systems with a common shared passion: pre-eminence in caring for those with critical illnesses. The Healthcare Colloquium provides solutions including heart failure accreditation, data-driven quality improvement services, the WayFinder™ quality improvement analytics tool, and predictive analytics, and clinical decision support.
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