Archive for October, 2018

October 22, 2018

CHI St. Joseph Health Cancer Center Breast Program Receives American College of Surgeons Reaccreditation

Bryan, TX, October 22, 2018 —The American College of Surgeons National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) reaccredited the CHI St. Joseph Health Cancer Center Breast Program, recognizing its 15% accrual rate for clinical trials associated with breast cancer.

This year marks the third time the breast program has completed the accreditation process with NAPBC, which represents a consortium of national and professional organizations dedicated to improving quality of care and monitoring of patients with diseases of the breast.

Misti Chapman, Cancer Center Director, said this accreditation evaluates the breast program’s adherence to evidence-based standards and other hallmarks of quality programs, ensuring that newly diagnosed patients receive full navigation services and each discipline on the center’s medical team touches every individual case.

About CHI St. Joseph Health: Accredited by the American College of Surgeons, the CHI St. Joseph Health Cancer Center offers complete services to identify and treat breast, prostate, lung, colon and many other cancers. The Cancer Center’s breast program is the only center in the Brazos Valley accredited as a Center of Excellence by the ACS National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC).

[For more information, please contact Director of Marketing and Public Relations Heather Bush at 979-774-2165 or hbush@st-joseph.org.]

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October 1, 2018

CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes Hospital Recognized with Quest® Award for High-value Healthcare; Grimes and Burleson Hospitals Recognized for Top Performance in Premier’s QUEST2020™ Collaborative.

Navasota, TX, August 9, 2018 – CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes and Burleson Hospitals were recognized this past June at Premier Inc.’s annual Breakthrough Conference and Exhibit for providing outstanding patient care as critical access hospitals.

CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes Hospital was recognized among its peer group, which consists of hospitals of similar size and patient mix, with the 2018 Quest® Award for High-value Healthcare from Premier Inc. This award is given to critical access hospitals that provide outstanding patient care and achieve top performance in all five areas of Premier’s QUEST2020™ collaboratives. These categories include affordability, effective care and coordination, prevention and treatment for leading causes of mortality, person and family experience and patient safety.

CHI St. Joseph Health Grimes and Burleson Hospitals were also recognized as Top Performing Threshold Award finalists for achieving top overall performance in at least four of the five areas measured in Premier’s QUEST2020™ collaborative.

Premier’s QUEST2020 is a three-year program designed to help health systems connect with peers, evidence-based practices and data. The program is aligned with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s National Quality Strategy to provide care for individuals and the community. QUEST2020 members outperform their peers by 23 % in the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program and by 29 % in the Value-Based Purchasing Program.

Premier Inc., a leading healthcare improvement alliance of approximately 3,900 U. S. hospitals and health systems and approximately 150,000 other providers and organizations, recognizes hospitals, health systems and suppliers for their work to improve healthcare quality and costs.

About CHI St. Joseph Health: Established in 1936, CHI St. Joseph Health is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system committed to excellence and compassion in caring for the mind, body and spirit while creating healthier communities. CHI St. Joseph Health is comprised of five hospital facilities across the Brazos Valley, including Regional Hospital, the region’s highest level trauma center. CHI St. Joseph Medical Group operates more than thirty primary and specialty care clinics around the region, offering expert care, closer to home. CHI St. Joseph Health is a part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest health systems. For more information, visit CHIStjoseph.org.

[For more information, please contact Communications Manager Tracy Bates at 713-962-9347 or tbates@st-joseph.org.]

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