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Forrest General receives Patient Safety “Top 100 Hospital” Quality Award for Overall Medical Care
Forrest General Hospital ranks in the Top 100 hospitals nationwide for patient safety in Overall Medical Care, according to CareChex®, a division of COMPARION, an independent company recognizing the nation’s best performers on various measures of quality relating to process of care, outcomes, and patient satisfaction.

Additionally, the hospital ranks in the Top 10% in the Nation for medical excellence in Overall Medical Care and for patient safety for Overall Hospital Care.

“The CareChex® rankings highlight Forrest General’s commitment to the highest quality patient care,” said Evan Dillard, president and ceo of Forrest Health. “Every day our staff strives to provide the best possible care to result in the best possible outcomes for our patients.”

In a meeting of key hospital leaders, Comparion’s Regional Director, David McDonald, presented Forrest General with numerous quality awards. Below is a sampling of honors:

For Medical Excellence:
Cancer Care, Top 10% in the Nation
Pulmonary Care, #1 in the State
Women’s Health, Top 10% in the Nation

For Patient Safety:
Coronary Bypass Surgery, Top 100 in the Nation
Heart Attack Treatment, Top 10% in the Nation
Hip Fracture Repair, Top 100 in the Nation and #1 in the State
Pulmonary Care, Top 100 in the Nation
Stroke Care, Top 100 in the Nation,
Trauma Care, Top 10% in the Nation

“We are proud to have so many programs named among the best in the market, state and country,” said Stephen Farrell, M.D., Forrest General’s chief medical officer. “It is a true example of our team’s hard work, dedication and how focused we are on quality and exceptional care.”

Utilizing extensive clinical data from the Hospital Quality Alliance and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, CareChex® provides a comprehensive evaluation of all components of medical quality including:
• Process of care - measures specific processes that should be followed during heart attack and heart failure, pneumonia, outpatient procedures, surgical care and preventive care, among others.
• Outcomes of care – measures mortality and complication rates, inpatient quality indicators and patient safety indicators
• Patient satisfaction – measures overall hospital ratings, doctor and nurse communication, hospital environment, and staff responsiveness, among others.

CareChex® provides these findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care, including many Fortune 500 companies.

“CareChex® allows the public to make informed decisions regarding the quality of medical care provided by hospitals,” said Dr. Thane Forthman, president and CEO, CareChex® a division of Comparion. “We are pleased to acknowledge that Forrest General has achieved an exceptionally high level of performance across all components of medical quality. Forrest General’s performance is a benchmark that other hospitals should seek to emulate.”

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Forrest General is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare, Inc.

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