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Tillamook Hospital Nominated for State Quality Award


Tillamook County General Hospital (TCGH) was one of three rural Oregon hospitals recently nominated for statewide recognition in the category of Rural Hospital Quality Leader. This category recognizes hospitals that demonstrate outstanding performance in overall quality outcomes and patient safety culture.

“Our hospital staff are committed to providing top quality care to our community,” stated Larry Davy, “and it was an honor to see that commitment recognized by health care peers from around the state through this nomination.“

TCGH participates in numerous national and state quality initiatives, as well as national patient satisfaction benchmarking, with the goal of providing excellence in community health care. Results consistently ranked TCGH at very close to 100% compliance with nationally tracked standards of care provided to patients with conditions including heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia, as well as for surgical care for 2009 and into 2010. These standards include key patient care actions that have been shown in large-scale studies to improve patient outcomes. As new key measures become nationally recognized, they are added to the disease management strategies for TCGH patients.

This year’s nominees for Rural Hospital Quality Leader, put forward by an independent committee of representatives from public and private agencies around Oregon, included TCGH, Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles and Southern Coos Hospital in Bandon. Other awards also presented at the 2010 Rural Hospital Summit held by the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS) May 5-7 in Salem, Oregon, included Leaders in Innovative Excellence, Outstanding Community Partner and Rural Hospital Quality Leader.