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ECRMC Awarded John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety & Quality Award

News | June 25, 2014

El Centro Regional Medical Center, along with other partners in the Patient Safety First…a California Partnership for Health, was awarded the 2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award from the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission.

The Eisenberg Award recognizes major achievements of individuals and organizations in improving patient safety and health care quality, consistent with the aims of the National Quality Strategy - better care, healthy people and communities and affordable care.  Better care in particular focuses on improving the overall quality by making health care patient-centered, reliable, accessible, and safe.

Patient Safety First…a California Partnership for Health was launched  in 2010 to improve quality of care, reduce health care costs and ultimately save lives by improving patient safety and perinatal care in California. Patient Safety First (PSF) is a groundbreaking partnership between National Health Foundation, California’s Regional Hospital Associations, Anthem Blue Cross and over 160 hospitals across the state, including El Centro Regional Medical Center.  During the first three years (2010-2012) of focused attention on specific quality measures, partner hospitals reported phenomenal results, including:

  • 74% reduction in early elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks gestational age
  • 57% reduction in cases of Ventilator Assisted Pneumonia
  • 43% reduction in cases of Central Line Blood Stream Infections
  • 26% reduction in Sepsis mortality
  • 3,576 deaths avoided as a result of reduction in Sepsis mortality
  • $63 million in costs avoided for participating hospitals

“Our team at El Centro Regional Medical Center has done a remarkable job of assessing patient safety needs, and implementing new, meaningful programs that are focused on improving patient safety,” said David Green, Chief Executive Officer of ECRMC. “Their dedicated efforts have paid off which is evident in our most recent patient safety scores and awarding of the Eisenberg Award. I couldn’t be prouder of the staff.”

The John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards were established in 2002 by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission in memory of John M. Eisenberg, MD, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Eisenberg was a member of the founding Board of Directors of the NQF and an impassioned advocate for healthcare quality improvement.

These annual awards perpetuate the enduring contributions of this health care and community leader by recognizing the achievements of individuals who have made significant contributions to improving patient safety and health care quality, and organizations that, through a specific initiative or project, have made an important contribution to patient safety and health care quality.