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Category: Methodist

MBGH & Methodist: Innovation Has Been the Key

Thinking back over the MBGH-Methodist Healthcare relationship, the first word that comes to mind is “innovation”. In many ways, Methodist has been a “Mikey” for MBGH. You remember “Mikey”, that little boy at the breakfast table in commercials that is willing to try anything for breakfast. Some highlights from the list of “Mikey-like” innovations with MBGH include: The first worker’s compensation PPO network for self-insured employers in the region. The first CAHPS survey in the nation... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, May 18, 2015 | 1 comments

67% of Memphis-Area Hospitals Receive an "A" on National Hospital Safety Score

Memphis, Tennessee October 29, 2014 – Updated Hospital Safety Scores– the “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grades assigned to more than 2,500 U.S. adult general hospitals (pediatric and specialty hospitals do not receive a score)– were released today by patient safety advocate The Leapfrog Group , an independent nonprofit organization representing employer purchasers of health care. The Scores are based on preventable infections, injuries and errors, and grades were assigned to nine adult, general... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, October 29, 2014 | 0 comments

Four Greater-Memphis Hospitals Score an "A" on Latest Release of Hospital Safety Score

Memphis Business Group on Health is pleased to recognize those greater-Memphis, west Tennessee, and north Mississippi hospitals that have made a commitment to putting safety first, earning an ‘A’ in the April 29, 2014 release of the Hospital Safety Score, including:  Greater Memphis  West Tennessee  North Mississippi 1. Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital 2. Methodist University... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 0 comments

Three Memphis-area Hospitals Score an "A" Again on Latest Hospital Safety Score

When it comes to patient safety, all hospitals and U.S. states aren’t created equal, according to the newly updated Hospital Safety Score. The Spring 2013 update to the Hospital Safety Score that assigns “A,” “B,” “C,” “D” or “F” grades to more than 2,500 general hospitals in the United States showed hospitals have made only incremental progress in addressing errors, accidents, injuries and infections that kill or hurt their patients. The Hospital Safety Score methodology is fully... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, May 9, 2013 | 0 comments

Memphis-Area Hospitals Make Progress in Eliminating Early Elective Deliveries

Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH) and the employer-driven hospital quality watchdog, The Leapfrog Group , announce that the 2011 results from the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey indicate that hospitals in the greater-Memphis area, which includes West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas, and North Mississippi, are making progress in eliminating early elective newborn deliveries. In 2011 57 % of reporting hospitals in this region kept their early elective delivery rate to 5% or less,... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, January 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Flurry of Activity in Physician Practice Acquisition in Memphis

It seems a week does not go by without at least one physician practice forming a partnership or being acquired by a Memphis area health system. The most recent announcement, just today, was Methodist's acquisition of Eastmoreland Internal Medicine. Have you tried to keep up with who owns who? Check out a list developed by doing searches on the Commercial Appeal and Memphis Business Journal websites for Methodist and Baptist.   Although the list may not include all health... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, October 31, 2011 | 0 comments

Public Reporting Helps Spur Improvement in Hospital Infections

Memphis Business Group on Health is proud to be the Leapfrog Regional Roll-Out for Memphis and West Tennessee and to serve as Vice Chair of the Leapfrog Board of Directors. We are excited to see that public reporting of hospital acquired infections is resulting in improved care for patients. MBGH has been working with our Memphis hospitals to report this information since 2009. Thank you to these hospitals for being willing to report and for focusing on improvement. Memphis area results can be... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Wednesday, October 19, 2011 | 0 comments

MBGH Recognizes Two Health Plans & Five Hospitals For Improving Cost & Quality

The Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH), Memphis’s only non-profit organization focused on employee health and wellness issues from the employers’ perspective, recognized two health insurance companies and five regional hospitals for their progress toward improving health care quality in the region in 2010. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and UnitedHealthcare of Tennessee were recognized for scoring in the top 15% on several aspects of eValue8, the leading evidence-based... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Friday, April 29, 2011 | 0 comments

MBGH to Moderate Mid-South's Healthiest Employers Panel

Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO of Memphis Business Group on Health, will moderate a panel discussion on health issues that affect the workplace after the awards breakfast for the Mid-South's Healthiest Employers on Friday, March 25, 2011. The Mid-South's Healthiest Employers awards are presented by the Memphis Business Journal, partnered with The Church Health Center, and sponsored by CIGNA, the Y, and Methodist Healthcare. The awards breakfast will recognize local, Memphis-area employers for... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, February 14, 2011 | 0 comments

Methodist Healthcare Posts Leapfrog Survey Results on Website

Methodist Healthcare is the first Midsouth hospital system to post their complete results from the Leapfrog Group Annual Hospital Survey on their website. MBGH has been working with Methodist since July to add critical outcome, process, and structure measures that are important to employers and their employees to their quality report card on their website. Methodist embraced this request and decided to post complete Leapfrog Group survey results. Read more about this initiative and see... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Monday, November 1, 2010 | 0 comments

Stunning Medical Mistakes Still Happen 6 Years After Introducing Universal Protocol

According to a report published in the October issue of the Archives of Surgery, introducing the universal protocol endorsed by the Joint Commission in 2004 has NOT reduced the frequency of such medical errors as wrong site surgery or wrong patient surgery, Read a summary of the report. The protocol requires 3 steps: Pre-procedure verification Marking the correct surgical site Taking a "time-out" for the surgical team just before surgery. Diagnostic... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | 0 comments

Memphis Employers: Accountable Care Organizations Are Coming! Are You Ready?

Memphis employers, employees & their families will definitely be affected by the latest trend to hit the healthcare delivery system: Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The concept is not entirely new but is a new version of an old idea: paying systems of care to be accountable for the health and health care of a group of people. So why all the buzz? Well, the recently passed Health Reform law requires Medicare to begin to work with these types of systems in 2012. Hospitals,... Read More
Posted by Cristie Travis at Thursday, August 19, 2010 | 0 comments

MBGH Update: Methodist Healthcare Quality Report Cards Now On-line

Memphis Business Group on Health (MBGH) applauds Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (Methodist) for making their quality of care report card public on their websites. Specifically, MBGH is pleased with this initiative for the following reasons: • MBGH has been working with Memphis-area hospitals since 1997 to improve transparency. As advocates for our member employers, we’ve consistently pressured hospitals to measure and publicly report their performance and to use this information to... Read More
Posted by Candace Joseph at Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | 0 comments

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