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2013 Qualis Health Idaho Quality Award Winners Announced


Qualis Health Recognizes Idaho Organizations for Improvements in Healthcare

Boise, ID (PRWEB) April 04, 2013

Qualis Health, one of the nation's leading healthcare consulting and care management organizations, presented the Idaho Awards of Excellence in Healthcare Quality today. Four healthcare organizations from across the state were recognized for achievements in improving healthcare quality and outcomes in 2012.

"Efforts to improve healthcare quality and value are an intense focus across the nation. With today's awards, we celebrate Idaho organizations that have committed to transforming healthcare delivery for their patients, families and communities," said Jonathan Sugarman, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Qualis Health. "The work being done here in Idaho reflects successful efforts to simultaneously improve care and lower cost."

The award recipients were recognized during a lunchtime ceremony at the 2013 Annual Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Conference in Boise, Idaho. Dr. Sugarman and Linda Rowe, MS, Qualis Health's Director of Idaho Care Transitions & Patient Safety, presented the awards.

The 2012 Quality Awards of Excellence in Healthcare Quality were presented to the following organizations:

Clearwater Valley Hospital and Clinics, Orofino
Improved Patient Outcomes Through Tele-Psychiatry Access in Frontier Communities

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, Boise
Time is of the Essence: Hourly Rounding to Prevent Falls

Saint Luke's Health System, Boise
Transitions of Care: Something to ToC About

St. Luke's Health System – Wood River, Ketchum
Diabetes Care Improvement Project

About Qualis Health
Qualis Health is a national leader in improving care delivery and patient outcomes, working with clients throughout the public and private sector to advance the quality, efficiency and value of healthcare for millions of Americans every day. In Idaho, Qualis Health serves as the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) and provides case management and utilization management services to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid. Learn more at

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