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Medical Center Receives Several Awards

Awards & Recognition

Sonora Regional Medical Center is celebrating several awards from The Joint Commission and the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) which have recognized the Medical Center’s achievements for providing safe, top-quality patient care. 

“These awards reinforce the fact that our entire staff is dedicated to providing the safest, most effective health care for our community,” says Andrew Jahn, President and CEO of Sonora Regional Medical Center. “I am honored and privileged to be a part of this incredible team which has worked diligently to earn the trust of our patients and accolades from these respected organizations.” 

The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States, announced last week that Sonora Regional Medical Center is one of only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction. This is the fifth consecutive year that Sonora Regional Medical Center has been named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®.

The Medical Center was recognized as a Top Performer for the following measure sets: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, and Stroke. 

For more information about the Top Performer program, including eligibility criteria, visit The Joint Commission.  

In addition to this prestigious designation from The Joint Commission, the Medical Center has also earned the 2014 CALNOC Performance Excellence Award for preventing the following hospital acquired conditions:

  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) – Total Facility
  • Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) – Total Facility
  • Pressure Ulcers Stage II or greater
  • Central-Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI) – Critical Care

“We have maintained our focus on prevention of central line associated bloodstream infections for several years, using an evidence based central line insertion “bundle” and daily review of necessity of the line,” explains Marti Carter, RN, Director of Quality and Infection Prevention at Sonora Regional Medical Center. “In addition, our Wound Care team works with our clinical staff to proactively prevent the development of pressure ulcers. Every patient is assessed upon admission for pressure ulcer risk factors and preventive measures are provided for those patients identified to be at risk. By initiating special projects in the areas of quality and infection prevention, the Medical Center continues to provide safe, quality care for our patients.”