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Norman Regional Health System Wins Quality Improvement Award

Norman Regional Health System has been presented with a 2006 Quality Award by the Oklahoma Foundation for Medical Quality. The award is based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) during 2006. Norman Regional was recognized as the most improved hospital for clinical outcomes in the large hospital category.

With baseline 2005 data provided by CMS for patients diagnosed with pneumonia, heart failure and heart attack, OFMQ compared the 2006 CMS data and was able to identify the hospital with the greatest reduction in failure rate.

Jason Fogg, NRHS Director of Performance Improvement, explained this award is a reflection of the entire hospital staff. “This award demonstrates our commitment to healthcare excellence. We receive outstanding support from our frontline staff, physicians, executive team and board. Through the Health Care System’s implementation of our best practices, we are having a significant positive impact on the quality of care we deliver.”

“It takes everyone working together to reach these levels of performance.”

David Whitaker, President and CEO of Norman Regional stated, “It’s an honor to be recognized by OFMQ for our continued efforts to achieve excellence.”

Norman Regional Health System also recently received awards from VHA Inc., a national health care alliance, for their ongoing quality programs for patients with pneumonia, heart attack, congestive heart failure and blood stream infections. Over 312 hospitals applied for the VHA Leadership Awards. Norman Regional was the only VHA hospital in the state to receive recognition in four quality categories.

Norman Regional Hospital has been meeting the healthcare needs of our regional community for the past six decades. The hospital has grown into a health system that has become a regional referral center for south-central Oklahoma. Moore Medical Center in Moore, the newest member of the Health System team, offers acute care services along with OB/GYN care. The new hospital at I-35 and Tecumseh will be offering cardiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and women’s and children’s care by spring 2008.

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