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St. Claire HealthCare Earns Kentucky Hospital Association Quality Award

St. Claire HealthCare

St. Claire HealthCare recently received the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Quality Award in the 100 to 250 Beds Category at the KHA Awards Luncheon on May 10, as part of the 90th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington.

The KHA Quality Award is presented to honor hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety, and commitment to patient care. Hospitals presented with this honor demonstrate a dedication to patient safety as well as persistence to going above and beyond what is expected for providing quality care.

At this year’s convention, St. Claire HealthCare submitted an innovative change project titled, "Implementing a Patient-Centered Care Model to Reduce Opioid Usage."

The project highlighted St. Claire HealthCare’s implementation of a shared vision by physicians and leaders alike to impact the opioid crisis and to improve patient outcomes. To compliment this St. Claire HealthCare physicians Will Melahn, MD, Jacob Perry, MD, John Sanders, MD, and Phillip Overall, MD, presented as a panel at KHA's annual convention.

“I am so proud of our medical staff for tackling this long-term issue affecting our community, patients, families, providers, and staff,” says Linda Fultz, St. Claire HealthCare Vice President of Quality and Resource Management. “Their decision to begin and continue this journey is one example of what we can achieve together through quality improvement initiatives and adopting clinical best practice.”

(provided by St. Claire HealthCare)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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