August 2, 2011 - Marietta Memorial Hospital and Selby General Hospital Win National Quality Award

Marietta Memorial Hospital and Selby General Hospital were recently announced as recipients of the SCIP-6 Commitment to Quality Award. The honor was presented by Rita Bowling, MSA, MBA, CPHQ, project director, and Ronal Savrin, MD, MBA, FACS, medical director of Ohio KePRO, on behalf of the Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) leading SCIP-6, an interstate collaborative consisting of hospitals and QIOs from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

The Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) is a national quality partnership of organizations focused on improving surgical care by significantly reducing complications in the more than 40 million operations performed in the U.S. each year. These complications include infections, blood clots, heart problems, and other adverse events that take a toll on patients and also on the overall cost of healthcare across the country. A significant percentage of these complications are preventable.

The focus of SCIP-6 is to support the national SCIP initiative by accelerating improvements in surgical care through a forum of learning, sharing information, and promoting best practices and system improvements on a local and regional level. Marietta Memorial Hospital and Selby General Hospital have been recognized because of both hospitals’ strong commitments to the project and to the SCIP-6 collaborative, including time, resources, and other efforts that have improved the quality of care and quality of life for their patients. Both hospitals’ contributions have also added to the knowledge base of the collaborative, making it possible for other hospitals to assimilate their success in other parts of the nation.

“We are pleased to honor Marietta Memorial Hospital and Selby General Hospital with the SCIP-6 Commitment to Quality Award,” noted Rita Bowling. “With hospitals like theirs and with healthcare providers from different states in close communication, we can develop processes to reduce the rate of surgical complications, not only in Ohio and the other 5 states in the SCIP-6 collaborative, but throughout the nation.”

The Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region. We are comprised of a network of two hospitals, outpatient service sites, assisted and long-term care facilities and a retirement community. We work in innovative ways to meet the healthcare challenges of today, while preparing for the health needs of our communities in the future.
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