Quality & Safety

For more than 100 years, Gibson General Hospital’s mission has been to provide high quality, patient-centered and cost-effective care to Gibson County and the surrounding communities. Advancing our quality is one of our highest priorities and we are continuously identifying better ways of delivering care and improving patient safety, outcomes and service. Our patients are the driving force behind our pursuit to continue to improve healthcare in community now and for the future as we ensure that they do not need to leave the area in order to obtain excellent healthcare services.

Here’s a look at our quality initiatives and awards that we have won for quality, safety and outcomes:

Quality Initiatives and Programs

  • Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA), a collaborative between the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and organizations that represent hospitals, doctors, employers accrediting organizations, other federal agencies and the public. It tracks 20 measures of care. The measures reflect recommended treatments for heart attack (acute myocardial infarction), heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical infection prevention.
  • The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization that evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the U.S.
  • The Leapfrog Group, an initiative driven by healthcare purchasers, such as employer groups. It reports on four hospital measures: computerized physician order entry, evidence-based hospital referrals, high-risk treatments and safe practices.
  • Indiana Pressure Ulcer Quality Improvement Initiative, a collaborative between the Indiana State Department of Health, the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) and 95 nursing homes, 40 hospitals and 28 home health agencies to reduce the number of patients who develop bedsores.
  • Get With The Guidelines, a program of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA) to help hospitals improve treatment and outcomes to heart disease and stroke patients using evidence-based medicine.

  • American College of Radiology, a national organization of more than 34,000 radiology professionals whose mission is to serve patients and society by maximizing the value of radiology services, improve the quality of patient care, positively influence the socio-economics of the practice of radiology, provide continuing education and conduct research.

  • Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA), a program of the Food & Drug Administration to ensure that mammography sites offer the highest quality of care possible.

  • American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Program, a program of the ADA to ensure high-quality, consistent education for patient self-care through the National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education.

Quality Awards

  • 2011 Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award, from the American Heart Association
  • 2011 Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Participating Hospital Award, from the American Heart Association
  • 2011 Clinical Performance Award, from Alliant Management Services
  • 2011 Overall Performance Award, from Alliant Management Services
  • 2010 Get With the Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award, from the American Heart Association
  • 2010 Clinical Performance Award, from Alliant Management Services
  • 2009 Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Gold Performance Achievement Award, from the American Heart Association
  • 2009 Clinical Performance Award, from Alliant Management Services
  • 2008 Healthy Cities and Communities Award, presented to Lifestyles Diabetes Center from the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Health Cities at Indiana University’s School of Nursing.
  • 2008 Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Silver Performance Achievement Award, from the American Heart Association