-Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center received top honors among
Colorado's Critical Access Hospitals for its work on the Medicare
Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP). HRRMC staff collected
data on a number of criteria-including timely treatment of heart attack
patients, influenza vaccinations for inpatients and staff, pain management
with long bone fractures, and emergency department throughput times-and
met or exceeded the MBQIP criteria. The Salida hospital was recognized
for its achievement at the annual Rural Health Conference in Colorado Springs.
Pictured (L to R): Jodi Townsend, Emergency Department manager; Mary Ellen
Anderson, Infection Prevention manager; Nika Starr, Med/Surg and Case
Management manager; Peggy Wright, case manager; Lisa Barr, Quality manager.