Prestige named recipient of the Oregon Patient Safety Commission’s Special Recognition Award
Vancouver, Wash. – Prestige Care, a leader in skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, has been honored with the Oregon Patient Safety Commission’s (OPSC) Special Recognition Award for its company-wide participation in Oregon’s Patient Safety Reporting Program. The Special Recognition Award, granted for the first time this year, acknowledges the skilled nursing organization the OPSC feels best promotes patient safety and encourages a culture of active reporting in Oregon.
Each year, the OPSC’s Patient Safety Reporting Program collects information about adverse health occurrences from 75 percent of Oregon’s skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers and uses that data to improve quality care measures and strengthen state-wide protocols in Oregon’s health care system. Prestige Care is recognized for exhibiting the highest rate of compliance with patient safety reporting measures among participating organizations.
“We’re proud to lead our industry in sharing this vital safety information,” said Harold Delamarter, partner and CEO of Prestige Care. “Each of our skilled nursing and rehabilitation care centers work together to set an example in our community of thorough patient-safety reporting, continued quality improvements and exemplary patient care. They do so with compassion in their hearts and with the highest level of patient care in mind.”
The Patient Safety Reporting Program requires participating organizations to report adverse events, which are events that occur during medical care and result, or could potentially result, in unintended harm to a patient. The OPSC developed its reporting system to improve overall patient safety and wellbeing by streamlining the reporting process and allowing Oregon’s health care providers to easily share information with one another.
In addition to Prestige Care’s Special Recognition Award, the OPSC awarded Timberview Care Center, which is part of the Prestige Care family, with the Leading Participant Award. This honor recognizes the single top-reporting skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in the state.
The commission hosts an annual breakfast to recognize the leading participants in Oregon’s patient safety reporting program. Prestige Care and Timberview Care Center were honored at the breakfast in February.
To read more about Prestige Care, please visit http://www.prestigecare.com.
About Prestige Care, Inc.
Prestige Care is a family of senior living and skilled nursing centers operated through a philosophy of caring. With more than 70 communities located throughout the U.S., Prestige Care is based on a core value system of respect, integrity, commitment and trust that serves as the bedrock of every Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living community. For more information on Prestige Care, visit its website at www.prestigecare.com.