CALNOC, the nationâ€™s first nurse quality indicators database, announced its annual CALNOC Performance Excellence Awards in October, recognizing distinguished hospitals for excellent performance in the reduction of hospital acquired pressure ulcers, injuries from falls and infections.
Tahoe Forest Hospital was recognized for Performance Excellence in:
- Best Performance in Preventing Moderate and Injury Falls
- Best Performance in Preventing Hospital Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPI)
- Special Recognition for Preventing Both HAPI and Injury Falls
This recognition represents the dedication and commitment Tahoe Forest Hospital has to ensuring quality patient care and safety. Tahoe Forest has not only able to achieve excellence in preventing harm to patients but has also been able to sustain excellent performance over many quarters.
â€śThis is a tremendous recognition of the exacting quality care standards at Tahoe Forest Hospital,â€ť said Harry Weis, President & CEO, TFHS. â€śWe are proud of our team, who were recognized for these important safety programs, but we really thank our community. The awards and recognitions we receive are really our expression of appreciation to the communities we serve.â€ť
Tahoe Forestâ€™s performance is the result of a team effort involving manyâ€”physicians, nurses, technicians, and support staff all working together.
â€śWe applaud the efforts of these hospitals in improving patient health and safety. Their work is exemplary and represents a lasting commitment to healthcare quality,â€ť said Tony Sung, Chief Executive Officer for CALNOC.