Because of its recent awards and rankings, Los Alamos Medical Center is hosting a community celebration 5-7 p.m. today with presentations beginning at 5:30 p.m. in LAMC’s Main Lobby on West Road.
So what is the big to-do about?
- Celebrating LAMC’s Four Star Status and the important role the staff plays in our success
Medicare recently released a five star hospital rating system resulting from patient satisfaction scores. The new star rating system is based on eleven aspects of patient experience, and measures topics such as how well nurses and doctors communicate with patients, how well patients’ pain is managed, and whether the hospital is clean and quiet.
Many prominent hospitals received two or three star ratings, while comparatively small community hospitals, including Los Alamos Medical Center, and specialty hospitals received high scores. Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) received a four star rating.
- Recognizing LAMC’s 2015 Operational Excellence Award
LAMC was honored recently with a High Five Award for operational excellence. The annual award presented by LifePoint, recognizes hospitals that have performed most impressively in the five areas the company calls its High Five Guiding Principles: Delivering compassionate, high quality patient care; Supporting physicians; Creating excellent workplaces for employees; Strengthening the hospital’s role in the community; and Ensuring fiscal responsibility.
- Honoring Tracie Stratton, LifePoint’s 2015 Chief Nursing Officer of the Year
The award is given annually to one CNO within LifePoint’s network of more than 60 hospitals who best exemplifies the company’s core values of honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, compassion, and ethical and legal compliance, and who is committed to advancing quality patient care. LAMC’s Tracie Stratton was recently awarded this honor.
- Welcoming Emergent Medical Associates and Blue Cross/Blue Shield to the LAMC-ED
Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) has partnered with Emergent Medical Associates (EMA) to provide physician management services for the Emergency Department. Emergent Medical Associates is a leading comprehensive episodic care management firm providing a broad array of services to patients and clients through the management of emergency rooms, urgent care and wound care centers. EMA is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield health coverage.
- Announcing LAMC’s the 2015 Mercy Award nominee
The Mercy Award is the highest honor a LifePoint employee can receive. It’s named in memory of LifePoint founder Scott Mercy and recognizes extraordinary employees who best embrace the humanitarian spirit on which LifePoint Hospitals was founded. Who at LAMC has the compassion, dedication, and action that best embraces the spirit of the Mercy Award? Find out on Wednesday night during our Grand Celebration!
- Unveiling the Keith Kelley Art Display and Photography by Patricia Slentz
Keith Kelley crafted hundreds of creative landscapes each with his signature bunny hidden within the painting for viewers to find. Prior to his death in 2011 Kelley donated five works of art to Los Alamos Medical Center. We will be unveiling the lobby display during the Grand Celebration.
Patricia Slentz is an LAMC Chaplain and an accomplished photographer. She recently donated nine landscapes to LAMC which are displayed in the lobby and main hallway.