Colloquium Accredits Columbus Regional Hospital As Heart Failure Center

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium officially presented a plaque today to representatives from Columbus Regional Hospital of Columbus, Indiana designating them as a Colloquium Heart Failure Center. The presentation was made at the Indiana Medical Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) conference in Plainfield.

“Heart failure care at Columbus Regional Hospital is the result the guided leadership of administration and the determination of physicians and nurses working together after the 2008 flood,” said Tony Joseph, MD, President of the Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium. “When compared to all other accreditations, the designation as a Colloquium-accredited Heart Failure Center assures those with heart failure that this hospital is committed to ‘relationship-based care’ which is exactly the spirit found at Columbus Regional.”

“CRH is an outstanding facility,” said Colloquium site reviewer David Wayne, MBA, MSM. “They truly understand healthcare delivery as a system, and blend improvement science with patient care in a unique and high quality fashion. CRH turned disaster into an opportunity for system redesign, and have emerged from this situation better and stronger than ever.”

The Colloquium’s rigorous accreditation process is modeled after process improvement methods and includes a study of current practices, a gap analysis, in-depth interviews, clinical process mapping, an onsite review, and a comprehensive milestone report with specific action steps. Benefits include:

  • An integration of care, from early diagnosis to advanced care
  • Streamlined processes across the entire continuum of care
  • Enabling individuals to participate in their own care with more independence and less hospitalization
  • Collaboration with other Colloquium member hospitals across the country

“Effective management of chronic diseases, including heart failure, is one of the major challenges facing healthcare providers today. We have an outstanding team of caregivers who work collaboratively to manage this very complex disease,” said CRH CEO Jim Bickel. “This accreditation is an external validation of the hard work this team puts in to ensure that every heart failure patient who walks through our doors is given the absolute best care.”

Over 800,000 Americans are diagnosed with heart failure each year. It is the number one reason for hospital admission for persons over 65 years of age.

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