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Fletcher Allen receives high marks in report

first_imgFletcher Allen receives high marks in MVP reportMVP Healthcare has recently released the results of a healthcare quality report that has shown that Fletcher Allen Health Care equals or surpasses, in most categories, other academic medical centers in MVP’s region. MVP is an HMO that covers upstate New York and parts of New England. It covers 60,000 Vermonters.The report shows that Fletcher Allen met high standards for nursing, surgery, physician staffing and communication with doctors outside the hospital. But the Burlington hospital finished below a some hospitals, including Albany Medical Center and Dartmough-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, in overall patient satisfaction, which was attributed to some extent to the inconveniences caused by the construction.AHC and DHMC also received generally high marks in the report.MVP Health Care members can now see how other MVP members have rated themajor hospitals in the health insurer’s network as part ofhospital-specific MVP Hospital Quality Profiles available through the MVPWeb site (www.mvphealthcare.com(link is external)). MVP has produced profiles for the 24hospitals in its 100-hospital network that treat the majority of itsmembers.MVP asked members to rate their experience with these hospitals on overallsatisfaction with the quality care they received, their satisfaction withthe nursing care they received and if they received any services in errorduring their hospital stays.The Hospital Quality Profiles were prepared in cooperation with thehospitals and also include information about whether or not the hospitalshave in place, or are planning to begin, programs designed to improve thequality of patient care such as computer physician order entry, and havingphysicians certified in critical care medicine on staff as specialists.The profiles also include information about how well the hospitalscommunicate back to members’ Primary Care Physicians following inpatienthospital stays and emergency room visits.By viewing the reports, members can also determine the number ofprocedures the hospitals performed in three areas: heart bypass surgery,abdominal aneurysm repair and heart balloon angioplasty.MVP began profiling the hospitals two years ago as part of its effort toimprove the quality of hospital care its members receive.”We profiled hospitals on member satisfaction and on indicators that havebeen identified as critical to high-quality hospital care by nationalexperts including the Leap Frog Group,” said Jerry Salkowe, M.D., MVP’svice president for clinical quality improvement. “Our goal is to improvethe quality of hospital care our members receive and highlight the effortsthat hospitals in our network are making to improve quality and enhancepatient safety,” he said.The Leap Frog Group is a national coalition comprised of employers andhealth care organizations whose goal is to improve the quality of hospitalcare.”We based our profiles on the Leap Frog initiatives including suchmeasures as computer physician order entry which reduces the likelihood ofhospital prescription errors by eliminating the use of paperprescriptions, because measures such as these have been proven to improvepatient safety and reduce medical errors in hospitals,” Salkowe said.The Vermont and New Hampshire hospitals MVP produced quality profiles for are:VERMONT–BenningtonSouthwestern Vermont Medical Center–BurlingtonFletcher Allen Health Care–RutlandRutland Regional Medical CenterNEW HAMPSHIRE–LebanonDartmouth Hitchock Medical Centerlast_img read more

Leeds just about stay unbeaten, Boro lose at Norwich, Lampard sees red

first_img 1 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade MONEY Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Latest Football News But Harrison, on loan from Manchester City, levelled with a low shot into the bottom corner with a minute remaining before Tom Elliott headed against the inside of the post for the Lions in stoppage time.Middlesbrough, who began the day sitting second only on goal difference, suffered their first defeat as they went down 1-0 to Norwich at Carrow Road.Teemu Pukki, who scored two winners for Finland on international duty, opened the scoring in the 58th minute after Emi Buendia’s cross – the first goal Boro had conceded in the league for 561 minutes.Norwich thought they had been reduced to 10 men with 15 minutes left when Timm Klose was shown a second yellow card only for referee Andy Davies to reverse his decision and awarding City a free-kick for offside after consulting with his assistant.Brentford took advantage of Boro’s slip-up as they moved into second place after beating 10-man Wigan 2-0 at Griffin Park, where they have a 100 per cent record.In-form Neal Maupay grabbed his sixth goal in as many games when he converted Said Benrahma’s cross from close range in the 24th minute.Wigan had Sam Morsy sent off in the 58th minute after a clash of heads with Yoann Barbet, who played a part in Brentford’s second when his shot was blocked on the line and Maupay (63) slammed home his second.Bristol City are now third after Marley Watkins headed in an 81st-minute winner as they beat Sheffield United 1-0 at Ashton Gate. Watkins got on the end of a Callum O’Dowda delivery to make it four wins in a row for the Robins and bring an end to the Blades’ run of four successive victories.Manager Frank Lampard was sent to the stands as Derby’s three-game winning run came to an end after they lost 1-0 to Rotherham at New York Stadium.The Rams had Tom Lawrence dismissed for a bad foul on Richard Towell in the 58th minute and five minutes later the Millers made the numerical advantage count when Ryan Manning converted from the penalty spot after Kyle Vassell was adjudged to have been fouled.Lampard then saw red as frustrations boiled over.Swansea climbed into sixth after a goalless draw at home to Nottingham Forest, who drew for the fifth time in seven league games.Goals from Marco Matias and Barry Bannan helped Sheffield Wednesday hit back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Stoke, for whom Benik Afobe had netted twice in the first 22 minutes.Reading moved off the bottom after a 3-2 win at Preston, Leandro Bacuna scoring an 81st-minute winner, while goals from Jarrod Bowen and Jackson Irvine helped Hull beat Ipswich 2-0 and end a run of six successive home defeats in all competitions.QPR made it three wins in a row as they won 2-1 at Bolton, who avoided administration this week. Luke Freeman and Eberechi Eze scored before Josh Magennis’ consolation. REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade silverware Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more center_img smart causal possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures RANKED A late Jack Harrison equaliser preserved Leeds’ unbeaten start to the Championship season as they battled to a 1-1 draw against Millwall at the Den.The hosts took the lead ten minutes into the second-half when Jed Wallace got on the end of Jake Cooper’s flick-on to score in off the woodwork. highlights Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? impact Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Marcelo Bielsa’s men are top of the Championship with 15 points from seven games last_img read more