MBGH 2016 Annual Awards Luncheon

Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett and 42 Employers Recognized by MBGH

Approximately 100 attended MBGH's 2016 Annual Awards Lunhceon, held at Rhodes College, on April 26, 2016 to honor Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for top regional performance on the infections and safety problems section of the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score and 42 employers that met the CEO Culture of Health program requirements in 2015.

Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett was recognized for leading the greater-Memphis area in performance on the infections and safety problems section of the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score. The hospital ranked number one in the market for five (5) of the seven (7) measures in this category. Using a national benchmark, the hospital scored in the Best or Better category for all measures except catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). Even top performers have room for improvement, as did Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett regarding CAUTI. In the most recently released, Spring 2016 Hospital Safety Score, the hospital now scores Better nationally.

Cristie Upshaw Travis, MBGH CEO, shared with attendees that healthcare acquired infections such as central-line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI) and CAUTI, are preventable through the adoption and use of checklists, proper catheter and line maintenance, and timely insertion and removal. Employees and their family members that get these types of infections often stay in the hospital longer, experience discomfort, and may even die. Overall healthcare acquired infections cost the US $10billion annually, with over $2billion accounted for by CLABSI and CAUTI. 

MBGH congratulates Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett for their top regional performance on these important measures that impact the safety and cost of care.

MBGH also recognized 42 participants in the CEO Culture of Health initiative that had met the program requirements in 2015. As Travis noted, "We know that culture drives performance, so it is critical to build and nurture the right culture." These 42 employers have created a culture of health at the worksite as reflected by meeting the standards of the American Heart Association Fit Friendly Worksite, the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, WELCOA, or Healthier Tennessee's Small Starts at Work Program in 2015. The CEO Culture of Health program now has a total of 64 participating organizations that employee over 70,000 Memphis-area residents. Congratulations to these employers for their achievements in 2015:

Baker Donelson
Baptist College of Health Sciences
Baptist Medical Group
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Collierville
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
Baptist Memorial Hospital - DeSoto
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Tipton
Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Campbell Clinic
Christian Brothers University
Church Health Center
Cigna
The City of Memphis Government
First Horizon National Corporation
Greater Memphis Chamber
Health South Rehabilitation Hospital – North
International Paper
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
 
Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC
Medical Education & Research Institute
Medtronic Spine
Memphis Jewish Community Center
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Methodist University Hospital
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital
Methodist North Hospital
Methodist Olive Branch Hospital
Methodist South Hospital
Methodist Extended Care Hospital
Regional One Health
Rhodes College
Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett
Shelby County Government
Smith & Nephew
Southern College of Optometry
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South
Walgreens


MBGH 2015 Annual Awards Luncheon

Cultures at Two Hospitals and 39 Employers Recognized by MBGH

Over 120 attended MBGH's 2015 Annual Awards Luncheon, held at Rhodes College on April 28, 2015, to honor hospitals and employers that have created organizational cultures that result in high performance in health and healthcare. 

This year's hospital awards focused on excellence in maternity care. Maternity care happens at one of life’s most important moments—not only for a woman  giving  birth, but also  for the newborn and  the entire family. Given the significance to  the  health and well-being of  employees and their families, the quality of maternity  care is critically  important to  employers, who collectively pay for more than one‐third  of all  deliveries in the U.S. through employer-sponsored health insurance plans. The Leapfrog Group, a national employer‐driven nonprofit watchdog organization, surveys hospitals on their progress in meeting maternity care standards. The results of these surveys are used by healthcare consumers and purchasers to compare hospitals and make the best choice for maternity care.  

The Regional Medical Center fully met all of the Leapfrog standards for early elective delivery, rate of episiotomy, and standard precautions. In addition, they were the top Memphis-market performer on two of these measures and second best on the third measure.    

When infants are born weighing less than 1500 grams (3 pounds, 4.91 ounces), they must be cared for in a NICU with proven capacity to care for them. Research suggests that these very-vulnerable babies are more likely to survive and thrive if they are born in a hospital that has an experienced NICU available on-­site. To fully meet Leapfrog’s standard, a hospital must deliver at least 50 very-­low birth weight babies per year and ensure that at least 80% of mothers receive antenatal steroids prior to delivery, or maintain a lower-­than-­average morbidity/mortality rate for very‐low birth weight babies and ensure that at least 80% of mothers receive antenatal steroids prior to delivery. 

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, the only hospital in our region to fully-meet Leapfrog’s standards for high risk deliveries, was recognized for their excellence in high risk deliveries.

In recognizing these hospital's performance, Cristie Upshaw Travis, MBGH CEO noted that, "A culture of safety and quality is required to, day in and day out, provide each patient with the excellent care they deserve. The Regional Medical Center and Methodist LeBonheur Germantown have proven, by their national and regional performance, that they have created this culture in their maternity and high risk delivery services."

In addition to recognizing high performing hospitals, MBGH recognized 39 participants in the CEO Culture of Health initiative that had met the program requirements in 2014. As Travis noted, "For employers, a culture of health, in which the organization values the health of their employees as a core business principle, provides the platform for recruitment, retention, performance, and being “the place to work”. So, if culture drives performance, it is critical to build and nurture the right culture." These 39 employers have created a culture of health at the worksite as reflected by meeting the standards of the American Heart Association Fit Friendly Worksite, the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, WELCOA, or Healthier Tennessee's Small Starts at Work Program in 2014. Congratulations to these employers for their achievements:

 

American Residential Services/Conway
Assisi Foundation of Memphis
Baker Donelson
Baptist Medical Group
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Collierville
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women
Baptist Memorial Hospital - DeSoto
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Tipton
Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
Campbell Clinic
Church Health Center
The City of Germantown Government
The City of Memphis Government
Common Table Health Alliance
First Horizon National Corporation
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Lipscomb & Pitts Insurance, LLC.
Medical Education & Research Institute
Medtronic Spine
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Methodist University Hospital
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown
Methodist North Hospital
Methodist South Hospital
Methodist Extended Care Hospital
New Memphis Institute
Regional One Health
Rhodes College
Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis
Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett
Shelby County Government
Smith & Nephew
Southern College of Optometry
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
United Way of the Mid-South
The University of Memphis          



MBGH 2014 Annual Awards

34 Employers Recognized For Workplace Wellness

Representatives from the Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness joined Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO of Memphis Business Group on Health, Tuesday, April 22, at MBGH’s awards luncheon to announce a strategic partnership that supports workplace wellness programs at both the state and local levels. "We are excited to be partnering with MBGH to encourage and enable the implementation of wellness programs at workplaces in the Memphis area," said Rick Johnson, CEO of the Governor's Foundation for Health and Wellness. "Healthy workplaces are good for employees, for business, and for Tennessee." In this partnership, organizations that meet the requirements of the CEO Culture of Health initiative are automatically recognized as Healthier Tennessee Workplaces.

Thank you to Congressman Steve Cohen and the CEOs that were part of the program:

Dr. Bill Troutt, President, Rhodes College

Mr. Ben C. Adams, Chief Executive Officer, Baker Donelson

Mr. Doug King, President, Medtronic Spine 

The CEO Culture of Health initiative is partially funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and United Health Foundation, supported by the National Business Coalition on Health. The Annual Awards Luncheon was also supported by Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, and Cigna of Tennessee.

Read articles about the luncheon and the CEO Culture of Health Initiative from Memphis Fast Forward, The Commercial Appeal, and the Memphis Daily News

 To check out the slideshow presented during the 2014 luncheon please click here


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