Wake Forest Baptist Improves Quality Rating Among Nation’s Academic Medical Centers
Wake Forest Baptist
Medical Center is ranked among the nation’s best in quality for academic medical
centers, according to the 2014 University Healthcare Consortium (UHC) Quality and
Accountability Performance Scorecard.
Medical Center now ranks No. 15 out
of 120 participating academic medical centers (AMC) in the nation in overall
quality, and is tied for No. 4 in mortality.
"This is an outstanding
improvement and a huge accomplishment,” said Wake Forest Baptist Health president and COO, Karen Barbara “Bobbi” Carbone, M.D “We are so proud of
our all of our employees. We could not have achieved this without the daily
efforts of each one of them.”
The goal of the
Quality and Accountability Performance Scorecard is to determine each AMC’s
clinical and organizational performance across several aspects of patient care
and to provide results for comparison across the participating academic medical
The Scorecard measures
mortality, effectiveness, safety, equity, patient centeredness and efficiency.
Wake Forest Baptist’s
scorecard improvement is largely due to its diligent, ongoing success in both
mortality and safety. In 2013, a decrease in mortality resulted in the Medical
Center being ranked among the top 10 performing UHC academic medical centers
for this quality rating.
Russell M. Howerton, M.D., chief medical officer
and vice president of clinical operations, said, “I have always known Wake
Forest Baptist has what it takes to be among the top hospitals in the nation.
We have outstanding physicians and a stellar staff.”
Cathleen A. Wheatley, RN,, chief nurse executive and vice president of clinical
operations, applauded the nurses for their role in this achievement. “Our
nursing staff is critical to making these improvements happen. We cannot thank
them enough for their hard work.”11/10/2014http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2014/Wake_Forest_Baptist_Improves_Quality_Rating__Among_the_Nations_Academic_Medical_Centers.htm
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