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Princeton Baptist Medical Center - Birmingham, Alabama 

Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Award - 2012

Princeton Baptist Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®– Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for 2013. The recognition signifies that Princeton has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients according to the guidelines of care recommended by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology. This marks the second year that Princeton has been recognized with a quality achievement award for heart failure.

 
   

Heart Failure Accreditation - February 2012

Princeton Baptist Medical Center announces it has received Heart Failure Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). Princeton was the first and only hospital in Birmingham to become an accredited chest pain center by the SCPC in 2009 and is the first hospital in Birmingham to receive Heart Failure accreditation.

To receive Heart Failure Accreditation, Princeton BMC engaged in rigorous reevaluation and refinement of its cardiac care processes in order to integrate the healthcare industry's successful practices and newest paradigms into its processes for the care of heart failure patients.

 
   

Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Award - 2012

Princeton BMC has received the 2012 Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Princeton has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients with 85 percent compliance for at least 24 months to core standard levels of care as outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

Under Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure, heart failure patients are started on aggressive risk reduction therapies such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta-blockers, ACE inhibitors, aspirin, diuretics and anticoagulants while in the hospital. They also receive alcohol/drug use and thyroid management counseling as well as referrals for cardiac rehabilitation before being discharged.

 

   

'Top Performer on Key Quality Measure' Recognition from The Joint Commission - September 2011

Princeton Baptist Medical Center was named among the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. Princeton Baptist was recognized by The Joint Commission based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. 
 
Princeton Baptist is one of ten hospitals in Alabama and 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals to earn the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

 
   

"Best Hospital" List: 2011-2012

Princeton Baptist Medical Center has been ranked among the top hospitals in the Birmingham metro area in U.S. News Media & World Report's 2011-12 "Best Hospitals" rankings. 

To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties. Princeton Baptist is ranked as a high performer in neurology/neurosurgery.

Princeton is among 720 hospitals (out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide) showcased in this year's ranking. Each hospital is ranked among the country's top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area.

 
   

2011 ACTION Registry® - GWTG Performance Achievement Award - September 2011

Princeton Baptist has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry - Get With The Guidelines Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2011 - one of only 94 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes Princeton's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that Princeton has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

To receive the ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award, Princeton consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry-GWTG for 4 consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 85% for specific performance measures.

   

Best Places To Work - 2010

Baptist Health System was named one of the Birmingham Business Journal's (BBJ) Best Places to Work for 2010. On behalf of the BBJ, Quantum Workplace conducted surveys for nominated companies throughout Birmingham and each company was required to complete a predetermined number of surveys. Companies were divided into three categories based on its number of employees and were ranked in order of score. The highest were designated as one of Birmingham's Best Places to Work.

   

HIMSS Tier 1 Nominee: Stories of Success

Princeton Baptist Medical Center used radio frequency identification (RFID) tags to demonstrate the Efficacy of an Electronic Hand Hygiene Surveillance and Feedback Monitoring Device against Healthcare Associated Infections.  A 22 percent decrease in electronic infection markers indicates the potential to not only reduce healthcare associated infections (HAIs) in a hospital, but also to decrease the costs associated with these infections. Nominees represent outstanding accomplishments in the adoption and use of health IT to fulfill recommendations by the National Priorities Partnership (NPP) and The Joint Commission's (TJC) National Patient Safety Goals.

 

   
Cardio & Pulmonary Rehab Certification - October 2010 

Princeton Baptist has been certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). AACVPR is the only peer-reviewed accreditation process designed to review individual facilities for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by the AACVPR and other professional societies.

 
   

Chest Pain Center Accreditation - July 2009

The first and only hospital to do so in the greater Birmingham area. The Chest Pain Center at Princeton Baptist Medical Center has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and completing onsite evaluations by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. This accreditation is in effect for three years and indicates that Princeton has integrated the best practices and newest models for treating patients with acute coronary syndrome into its cardiac care services.

 

   

Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care - March 2010

Princeton Baptist was given the designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care. This designation is based on certain selection criteria from expert physician panels and national organizations. It also requires demonstrated reliability in delivering cardiac care and better overall outcomes for cardiac cases. It is given by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and is valid for two years.

   

Cancer Program Accreditation - March 2010

The recognition of the cancer program at Princeton Baptist for quality care continues with a three-year accreditation with commendation. The program was also awarded the Outstanding Acheivement award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACOS).

   

Bariatric Center Accreditation - August 2009

This designation recognizes that Princeton offers the resources for optimal care of morbidly obese patients as well as the support and care necessary to address the entire spectrum of care and needs of bariatric patients. Princeton's program begins with educational seminars to provide information and answer questions about bariatric surgery, its benefits, and risks. With accreditation, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services also recognized Princeton for expanded Medicare coverage of bariatric surgery for beneficiaries of all ages who have been diagnosed with other health problems associated with obesity.

 

   

Best Places To Work - 2009

Baptist Health System was named one of the Birmingham Business Journal's (BBJ) Best Places to Work for 2009. On behalf of the BBJ, Quantum Workplace conducted surveys for nominated companies throughout Birmingham and each company was required to complete a predetermined number of surveys. Companies were divided into three categories based on its number of employees and were ranked in order of score. The highest were designated as one of Birmingham's Best Places to Work.

 

   

American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines: Congestive Heart Failure Gold Award 2010

The award recognizes Princeton Baptist's success in implementing high standards of care that improves treatment of patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure (CHF). Princeton Baptist has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients for at least 24 consecutive months with 85% compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

 

   

American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines: Coronary Artery Disease Gold Award 2008

The award recognizes Princeton's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of cardiac care that effectively improves treatment of patients hospitalized with coronary artery disease. Under the CAD program, patients are started on aggressive risk reduction therapies such as cholesterol-lowering drugs, aspirin, ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers in the hospital and receive smoking cessation/weight management counseling as well as referrals for cardiac rehabilitation before they are discharged. Hospitals that receive the CAD Gold Performance Achievement Award have demonstrated for 24 consecutive months that at least 85 percent of its eligible coronary patients (without contraindications) are discharged following the American Heart Association's recommended treatment guidelines.

   

American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines: Heart Failure Silver Award 2009

This award recognizes hospitals that demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the five HF Achievement Measures. The different levels reflect the amount of time for which the hospital demonstrates performance. Silver recognizes performance of 12 consecutive months.

   

American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines: Stroke Silver Award 2009

This award recognizes hospitals that demonstrate at least 85 percent compliance in each of the seven Stroke Achievement Measures. Silver recognizes performance of 12 consecutive months.

   

American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines: Heart Failure Bronze Award 2008

The award recognizes Princeton Baptist's success in implementing high standards of care that improves treatment of patients hospitalized with congestive heart failure (CHF). Princeton Baptist has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients for at least 90 days with 85% compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.

 

 

 

American College of Radiology Accreditation of Mammography at Princeton Hoover in May 2009

Due to such strict regulations related to the American College of Radiology, and State Of Alabama, FDA, getting a perfect score is quite an accomplishment. Passing scores must be maintained to retain accreditation.

 

   

American College of Radiology Accreditation of Mammography at Princeton in September 2009

Headquartered in Reston, Va., the American College of Radiology awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice.  Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field.  They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of the facility's equipment. The accreditation is valid for three years.

 

   

Transitional Care Facility received 2008 Excellence in Action Award for Workforce Satisfaction by My InnerView - April 2009 

The Princeton unit is the only facility in Birmingham to receive the workforce satisfaction honor and one of only four honorees across the state. All of Alabama's award recipients are members of the Alabama Nursing Home Association. The short term unit, which houses 31 Medicare-skilled nursing home beds, cares for patients who require 24 hour nursing assistance or who need frequent physical therapy in order to fully recover.

 

                                            

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