About the LifePoint National Quality Program
Quality demands constant attention, constant communication and constant change and improvement. The LifePoint National Quality Program ensures consistent, high standards of quality and patient safety across our organization. The program focuses on three fundamental priorities, while always keeping patient and family engagement at the center:
- Leadership that empowers people
- Proven systems of performance improvement and
- An organization-wide culture of safety.
The program utilizes both qualitative and quantitative measures to create a more complete picture of quality care and patient safety at our facilities.
LifePoint Health National Quality Leader Designation
Celebrating successes is crucial to sustaining a strong culture of safety. A key component of the LifePoint National Quality Program is recognizing facilities that have successfully implemented programs and processes to achieve the highest standards of care. Facilities that have demonstrated a capacity to continually and measurably improve quality and patient safety are named LifePoint Health National Quality Leaders. The designation requires a rigorous process and is ultimately voted on by top leaders at LifePoint Health.
John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award
The National Quality Program received the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Local Level Innovation in 2017. The Eisenberg Awards honor the late Dr. John M. Eisenberg, a leader in healthcare quality improvement who led the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and was a founding member of the National Quality Forum's board of directors. The awards are given each year by the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission to recognize major achievements in healthcare quality and patient safety. LifePoint is the first for-profit health system to receive an Eisenberg Award.
You can read more about the National Quality Program in the July 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety.