LifePoint National Quality Program Featured in Joint Commission Journal
Date Posted: Jul 20, 2018
Author: LifePoint Health
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The LifePoint National Quality Program was featured in the July 2018 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety for its successful efforts to improve quality and patient safety and culture in community hospitals across the country.

The LifePoint National Quality Program wsa created through a collaboration between LifePoint Health and Duke University Health System. When hospitals enroll in the program, they begin working with Duke and LifePoint quality coaches to evaluate and strengthen their quality programs and processes. Following an initial evaluation, the hospital creates a plan and begins to deploy changes that will help it achieve quality improvement benchmarks and establish long-term solutions to sustain its results.

In addition to evaluating common quality care and patient safety metrics, the LifePoint National Quality Program focuses on foundational elements required to sustain quality care, including committed leadership, systems to ensure continuous performance and process improvement, and a culture dedicated to safety.

Read The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety article here.