April 22, 2014
Lafayette Regional Health Center (LRHC), is among more than 95 hospitals participating in the Missouri Hospital Engagement Network (HEN). The Missouri critical access hospital joined the Missouri HEN in January 2012.
Lafayette Regional Health Center is part of HCA Midwest Health System, Kansas City’s leading healthcare provider.
The Missouri HEN is part of the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust HEN, which includes nearly 1,500 hospitals in 31 states that cooperatively conduct quality and patient safety improvement projects focused on 10 areas ranging from falls and surgical site infections to preventable readmissions.
HENs are designed to engage hospitals in reducing preventable harm and readmissions across the nation. The partnership has goals to decrease preventable hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and hospital readmissions by 20 percent. The Missouri HEN is part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Partnership for Patients program. The Missouri HEN has committed to assisting hospitals throughout the state in creating optimal clinical practices and infrastructure needed to facilitate achieving and maintaining these goals.
“Missouri HEN is a wonderful collaborative program which helps to improve patient outcomes,” says Darrel Box, LRHC Chief Executive Officer. “We are delighted to work with other hospitals across the state and the American Hospital Association to enhance the quality of patient care that we provide.”
Three other HCA Midwest Health System hospitals that are part of the Missouri Hospital Engagement Network include Centerpoint Medical Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center and Research Medical Center.
Commended for excellence in healthcare services, Lafayette Regional Health Center offers 25 acute-care hospital beds and nearly 20 medical specialties, including wellness programs, rehabilitation services and 24-hour Emergency Department services. For more information about Lafayette Regional Health Center, visit lrhc.com.