CLOVIS, N.M. – In recognition of its commitment to patient quality and safety, Plains Regional Medical Center has earned recent awards from the New Mexico Hospital Association (NMHA) and HealthInsight New Mexico.
PRMC earned the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Award from the NMHA for two years of performance improvement evidenced by measurements of quality and patient safety. The award was presented on September 26, 2018 at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the New Mexico Hospital Association in Albuquerque.
PRMC is one of 15 New Mexico hospitals recognized for excellence during the 2016-2018 phase of HIIN. The multi-year program supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aims to ensure better care for individuals and populations throughout the state. PRMC was recognized for significant improvement in decreasing the number of hospital readmissions and surgical site infections.
In addition to the HIIN award, PRMC was one of eight New Mexico hospitals to earn the 2018 HealthInsight Hospital Quality Award. HealthInsight Quality Award hospital recipients are recognized for their high performance on quality of care outcome measures and patient satisfaction. They were selected based on national rankings in three categories: the results of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, a national survey of patients' experience of hospital care; healthcare-associated infections; and readmissions. The individual measures were combined into a single weighted composite ranking. Hospitals at or above the top 25th percentile nationally on this combined ranking received the award.
"We have amazing clinicians and staff at Plains Regional Medical Center, who work hard every day to provide safe, quality care for our patients," said Jorge Cruz, chief nursing executive. "On behalf of our care teams, we appreciate these recognitions from HealthInsight and the NMHA."
About Plains Regional Medical Center:
Plains Regional Medical Center has been managed by Presbyterian Healthcare Services since 1975. Plains Regional Medical Center and Presbyterian Healthcare Services operate a hospital, cancer center, a primary care and specialty clinic, outpatient rehabilitation services and home healthcare and hospice services in Curry County. Plains Regional Medical Center is one of eight hospitals run by Presbyterian, which also has a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group.