ATLANTA – The Georgia Hospital Association’s Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) announced last week that LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early was recognized as a “March to Rapid Results” award winner. The announcement cited the hospital’s “continued commitment to quality and patient safety.”
This project challenged hospitals to do a “rapid cycle improvement” on falls with injuries and infections related to catheter use. LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early was one of 27 rural hospitals that showed improvement or met target goals for these projects. Patient safety improvements can also reduce the cost of hospital stays and readmissions. It is estimated that this project saved $27,760 to $659,140 statewide.
Earlier this year LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early was named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll and was one of 23 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Presidential category, one of the highest on the list.
“This is just another example of our commitment to maintain the highest standard of patient care,” said Allen Gamble, Chief Executive Officer of LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early. “These awards are a tribute to the dedication of the staff members who ensure that great patient care is made even better and safer.”
LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early is a 25 Bed Critical Access Hospital located in Blakely Georgia. LifeBrite Health Services of Magee Mississippi has operated the facility under an agreement with the Hospital Authority of Early County since October of 2010. The facility is nationally accredited by DNV Healthcare.