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Awards & Accolades

Covenant Children’s Recognized for Patient Safety

Covenant Children's was recently recognized as the Children's Hospitals' Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) Hospital of the Month for March 2014. This is the second time in eight months the facility has received this recognition.

"We participate with 77 other children's hospitals from all around the country," said Chris Dougherty, CEO of Covenant Women's and Children's and Lakeside campus. "We are honored to again receive this recognition."

Through transparent sharing of data, successes and learning, Children's Hospitals' SPS is working to achieve specific goals to reduce harm in pediatric hospitals across the country. Specifically, by year-end 2014, Covenant Children's will be working with SPS hospitals to collectively achieve a 40 percent reduction in certain hospital-acquired conditions; a 20 percent reduction in readmissions and a 25 percent reduction in serious safety events.

To read more about Covenant Children's SPS Hospital of the Month award, click here.

Covenant Children’s Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®” Recognition from The Joint Commission

Covenant Children's was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospital was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions.

Covenant Children's is one of 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Covenant Children's was recognized for its achievement on the following measure set: Children's Asthma. The ratings are based on an aggregation of accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

Covenant Children's and each of the hospitals that were named as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures must: 1) achieve cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures; 2) achieve performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases; and 3) have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures have a performance rate of 95 percent or above. A 95 percent score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice – for example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan of care for children with asthma.

To read more about Covenant Children's recognition from The Joint Commission, click here.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Covenant Health Receives Silver-Level Beacon Award for Excellence

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Covenant Health was recognized by The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) with a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence. The award recognizes unit caregivers who align practices with AACN's six Healthy Work Environment Standards and improve patient outcomes. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit received the silver-level award by meeting the following evidence-based Beacon Award for Excellence criteria: Effective Communication, Knowledge Management, Learning and Development, Best Practices, Leadership Structures and Systems, Appropriate Staffing and Staff Engagement, Evidence-Based Practice and Processes, and Patient Outcomes.

Texas Hospital Association Honors Covenant Children's

Covenant Children's and the Texas Hospital Association (THA) just marked 75 years of working together to address health care issues. Della Vallejo, THA membership manager traveled to Lubbock and presented the award to Covenant Children's chief executive officer Chris Dougherty. Vallejo and Dougherty have worked together to create a strong voice to advocate for a sound health policy on both the state and federal level. Covenant Children's was one of four hospitals in Texas to receive the honor.

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