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An inpatient psychiatric hospital in Willmar has been recognized by the Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ program. The hospital – operated by the Minnesota Department of Human Services – is part of the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services (CABHS) program.
The commission’s 2012 quality and safety report, “Improving America’s Hospitals,” recognizes accredited hospitals that attained and sustained excellence in accountability performance during the previous calendar year.
The Willmar program was among those cited for meeting or exceeding a 95 percent performance target on accountability measures for inpatient psychiatric services. The measures were related to admission screening, antipsychotic medications, and creation and transmission of continuing care plans. The facility is one of 11 hospitals in Minnesota and 620 hospitals nationwide being recognized in this year’s report.
“This recognition is much appreciated validation of the commitment and professionalism of our staff in providing specialized treatment to children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance,” said Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson.
The Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ program is designed to be an incentive for achieving excellence on accountability measures and to support organizations in their quest to improve performance. The program also provides an opportunity for all recognized hospitals to celebrate their achievement.
The Willmar hospital offers youth and their families crisis stabilization, comprehensive assessment and intensive treatment of specialized mental health programs. The CABHS program also includes community-based foster home services for youth.
The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization that accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations in the United States.