Sanford Chamberlain, Vermillion recognized for care quality

Nursing homes on the honor roll demonstrate a focus on safety and quality

A nurse and patient sit together outside on a summer day at Sanford Chamberlain Care Center.

 Sanford Chamberlain Care Center and Sanford Care Center Vermillion have been named to the Great Plains Quality Care Collaborative (GPQCC) Honor Roll in recognition of their performance on the Nursing Home Compare long-stay quality measures.

Nursing homes on the honor roll achieved a score of six or less for at least one month between April 2015 and March 2019. The composite score includes 13 long-stay measures; a score of six or better reflects the cumulative effect of systems improvement with a long-term care setting.

“Nursing homes on the honor roll have demonstrated a focus on safety and quality,” said Lori Hintz, RN, CDP, CADDCT, Great Plains QIN-QIO program manager. “We applaud the hard work of Sanford Health and its commitment to provide excellent long-term care.”

The GPQCC is part of the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC), led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and QIN-QIOs, was launched in April 2015 with the mission to improve care for the 1.4 million nursing home residents across the United States. Great Plains Quality Innovation Network has been a longtime supporter and partner of the NNHQCC.

The NNHQCC strives to instill sustainable quality and performance improvement practices, eliminate healthcare-acquired conditions (HACs) and improve resident satisfaction and safety by focusing on systems that impact quality. That can include staffing, operations, communication, leadership, compliance, clinical models, quality of life, and clinical outcomes, such as mobility, inappropriate antipsychotic use and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). View a complete list of Nursing Home Quality Measure Composite Score Honor Roll recipients in Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.

About Sanford Chamberlain

Sanford Chamberlain is served by eight physicians and mid-level providers in Chamberlain, South Dakota. Sanford Chamberlain also includes a 25-bed hospital, surgical services, rehab services, nursing home, home health, and hospice.

About Sanford Vermillion

Sanford Vermillion is the University of South Dakota student health services partner in Vermillion, South Dakota. Sanford Vermillion includes a 25-bed hospital, surgical services, rehab services, assisted living, nursing home, and specialty services.

About Great Plains QIN-QIO

Great Plains QIN is the Quality Improvement Organization for Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The GPQIN team works with healthcare providers and communities to implement data-driven quality initiatives to improve healthcare. Great Plains QIN offers technical assistance, tailored education, best practices, tools and resources.

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