AMMC Receives Awards from Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care 2012
Arkansas Methodist Medical Center recently received three awards from the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) for excellence in healthcare. The awards include the Hospital Recognition Award, the Innovator Award and the Quality Sustainability Award.
The Hospital Recognition Award recognizes AMMC's participation in Project JOINTS, a national program funded by the federal government designed to prevent surgical site infections in patients undergoing hip and knee arthroplasty. JOINTS stands for Joining Organizations In Tackling Surgical Site Infections. AMMC was one of the first hospitals in the country to participate in the Project JOINTS initiative. Other states involved in the program are Tennessee, Colorado, Michigan and New York.
The residents of Rector and Corning took to the streets, literally, when they saw the need for emergency medical services in their communities. Through innovative fundraising efforts, grants and support from Arkansas Methodist Medical Center, two state-of-the-art ambulances, were purchased. These ambulances are specially equipped with advanced equipment to initiate life saving care before reaching the hospital. For the team effort, the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care recently awarded AMMC the prestigious Innovator Award. The award honors hospitals that demonstrate improved outcomes focused on providing quality healthcare to individuals and communities.
The Quality Sustainability Award is given to hospitals that sustain their overall appropriate care measure rates at or above 90 percent from the third quarter of 2009 through the third quarter of 2011. AMMC is one of seven hospitals out of 75 in the state recognized for upholding quality care.