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Tahoe Forest Hospital earns awards for patient safety

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TRUCKEE, Calif. — CALNOC, the nation's first nurse quality indicators database, announced its annual CALNOC Performance Excellence Awards in October, recognizing distinguished hospitals for excellent performance in the reduction of hospital acquired pressure ulcers, injuries from falls and infections.

Tahoe Forest Hospital was recognized for Performance Excellence in:

Best Performance in Preventing Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers;

Best Performance in Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections – Central Line-Associated Blood Stream Infection;

Best Performance in Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections – Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection; and

Best Performance in Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections – MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus).

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This recognition represents the dedication and commitment Tahoe Forest Hospital has to quality patient care and safety.

Tahoe Forest has not only able to achieve excellence in preventing harm to patients but has also been able to sustain excellent performance over many quarters.

"This is a tremendous recognition of the exacting quality care standards at Tahoe Forest Hospital," said Harry Weis, CEO, TFHS. "We are proud of our team, who were recognized for these important safety programs, but we really thank our community. The awards and recognitions we receive are really our expression of appreciation to the communities we serve."

Tahoe Forest's performance is the result of a team effort involving many — physicians, nurses, technicians, and support staff all working together.

"We applaud the efforts of these hospitals in improving patient health and safety. Their work is exemplary and represents a lasting commitment to healthcare quality," said Tony Sung, Chief Executive Officer for CALNOC.

The nonprofit Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) is the leading provider of Business Intelligence and Research on nurse sensitive quality indicators. Visit www.calnoc.org to learn more.

This article was provided by Tahoe Forest Hospital District. Visit tfhd.com to learn more.