Focused on Quality
Baptist Health La Grange understands that providing the safest quality care requires an ongoing evaluation of services, established guidelines and quality measures. Through the development of multidisciplinary teams, such as Shared Governance, and quality teams focused on core measures, the hospital continually ranks among the highest in the system. In 2016, it exceeded benchmarks in patient experience, emergency elective deliveries, CAUTI prevention and reducing sepsis mortality.
To address readmissions, Oldham County EMS, with the support of the hospital, piloted the Transition Care Paramedic Program, which aligns patients who are at high risk for readmission with home visits made by EMS on three, seven and 14 days post-discharge. Patients are identified through the hospital’s quality and case management departments by using a predictive model called LACE, which tracks patient days in the hospital, how the patient is admitted, the number of conditions the patient has, as well as how many recent visits the patient has made to the hospital.
An Epic EHR System
In 2017, Baptist Health completed its implementation of Epic, an award-winning electronic health record system, at all of its facilities in Kentucky, including physician practices and urgent care locations. Patients at any of Baptist’s facilities in Kentucky can now count on their information being readily available to other Baptist Health care team members within the state.