2016 Get With The Guidelines® Resuscitation - Silver
The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines® Resuscitation Achievement Measures for one calendar year to the quality of patient care and outcomes.
2016 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke - Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite Plus
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with five or more Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years and achieving Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes 75% and ≤ 45 minutes in 50% of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients improve the quality of patient care and outcomes.
2016 Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality
The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. The HEI scoring criteria rates hospitals and healthcare facilities on policies and best practices in LGBTQ patient centered care in four key areas: Non-discrimination and staff training; Patient services and support; Employee benefits and policies; and Patient and community engagement. Facilities that meet the Core Four criteria earn the “2016 Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality” status.
2016 Mission: Lifeline® - Silver
The American Heart Association recognizes this hospital for achieving 85% or higher composite adherence to all Mission: LifeLine STEMI Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators for consecutive 12-month intervals and 75% or higher compliance on all Mission: LifeLine STEMI Receiving Center quality measures to improve the quality care for STEMI patients.
Comprehensive Stroke Center
This facility has been awarded the Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Designation by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent organization that awards a Certificate of Distinction to primary stroke centers and comprehensive stroke centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better patient outcomes related to stroke care. These certification programs were developed in collaboration with the Brain Attack Coalition.
Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ 2014
The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® program recognizes accredited hospitals that attain excellence on accountability measure performance. The program is based on data reported in the previous year about evidence-based clinical processes for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, inpatient psychiatric services, venous thromboembolism, stroke, perinatal care, immunization, tobacco treatment and substance use.
Accreditations and Certifications
CAP Laboratory Accreditation
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is an internationally recognized program and the only one of its kind that utilizes teams of practicing laboratory professionals as inspectors. Designed to go well beyond regulatory compliance, the program helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care. The program is based on rigorous accreditation standards that are translated into detailed and focused checklist requirements. The checklists, which provide a quality practice blueprint for laboratories to follow, are used by the inspection teams as a guide to assess the overall management and operation of the laboratory.
Certified Carotid Artery Stenting Facility by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
The national coverage determination (NCD) for carotid artery stenting requires, as a condition of coverage, that all facilities be certified by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to perform carotid artery stenting procedures. To become initially certified, facilities submit a written affidavit attesting that they meet the minimum standards outlined in the NCD. These standards include physician training, facility device inventory and support, and data collection to evaluate outcomes during a required reevaluation period.
Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI
The Accredited Chest Pain Center at this hospital has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care’s accreditation review specialists. Key areas in which an Accredited Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include the following: Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system; Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly; Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms; Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures; Ensuring the competence and training of Accredited Chest Pain Center personnel; Maintaining organizational structure and commitment; Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care; and Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack.
Accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) means that this hospital has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of Echocardiography.
Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy is a non-profit corporation co-founded by the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) for the purposes of voluntary inspection and accreditation in the field of cellular therapy. FACT is an international accreditation body that addresses all quality aspects of cellular therapy treatments. Organizations that achieve FACT accreditation have developed and implemented a foundation of high-quality practices that result in cell products and patient care that are sought after by physicians and patients.
This hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes this hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
MedSun Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in Promoting Patient Safety With Medical Devices
Tulane Medical Center is recognized for quality control that positively impacts patients on a national level. This certificate was awarded by the Food and Drug Administration and MedSun Patient Safety Staff for an outstanding report on a skull clamp which resulted in a National Safety Communication.
Sleep Medicine Accreditation
American Academy of Sleep Medicine accreditation is the gold standard by which the medical community and the public can evaluate sleep medicine services. The Standards for Accreditation ensure that sleep medicine providers display and maintain proficiency in areas such as testing procedures and policies, patient safety and follow-up, and physician and staff training.
The Commission on Cancer Accreditation
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation Program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs. These programs focus on prevention, early diagnosis, pretreatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, support services, and end-of-life care. The availability of a full range of medical services along with a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care at accredited cancer programs has resulted in approximately 80 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer patients being treated in CoC-accredited cancer programs.