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Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center Receives High Praise from NAPH

The outstanding performance of LKRMC on HCAHPS is another indication of its quality healthcare. (click photo to enlarge)

The June 2010 issue of Research Brief features the sterling performance of the Lallie Kemp Regional Medical Center (LKRMC) on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

The article “NAPH Members Continue to Improve on Key Quality Measures” reports that LKRMC scored among the top 25 hospitals in the nation (the top 10 percent nationally) for the measure “staff always explained about medications.” This stellar score was consistent with the overall performance of LKRMC, which was “in the top 25 percent of hospitals nationally for seven other measures,” according to the article.

Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center, Walter O. Moss Regional Medical Center, University Medical Center, and Huey P. Long Medical Center also receive recognition for their performance on HCAHPS.

Research Brief is a publication of the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH).

Besides highlighting the superior work of LSU hospitals, the article examines current performance and longitudinal trends between averaged U.S. hospital and NAPH member scores, concluding that NAPH member hospitals continue to outperform non-member hospitals on most core measures.

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