What earned HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, Ill., an Outstanding Quality Excellence Award from the Illinois Hospital Association Institute for Innovations in Care and Quality?
By improving care coordination and expanding its multi-disciplinary team approach to discharge planning, the hospital achieved a 20 percent reduction in readmission rates over the past two years, according to a Belleville News-Democrat report.
Bill Sullivan, chairman of the board of directors for HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, said:
“The best and most complete patient care doesn’t begin and end at our hospital doors. Our colleagues go the extra mile and have a drive for excellence that can be seen every day. This award recognizes the respect and care that they put in to each and every patient.”