Oregon's 2018 Critical Access Hospital Top Quality Reporters

08/07/18  Portland, Ore.

Best performance on the Medicare Quality Improvement Program

The Oregon Office of Rural Health recognizes top performing Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and their Quality Improvement Officers each year. This year a recognition category for HCAHPS reporting was added and the Most Improved MBQIP Reporting award was continued to recognize one CAH that has consistently improved reporting in all areas of the Medicare Quality Improvement Program (MBQIP).

The Federal Office or Rural Health Policy created MBQIP in 2011 to implement rural relevant quality measures specific to low volume Critical Access Hospitals. MBQIP helps CAHs look at the quality data that makes sense for them and to develop quality improvement activities that ensure the highest quality of care to their patients. MBQIP is voluntary and all 25 of Oregon’s CAHs participate. It’s a proactive approach to ensure CAHs are prepared to meet future reporting requirements as well as performance-based payment models.

ORH is pleased to announce the following CAHs as Top Performers and recognize their Quality Improvement Officers for doing an outstanding job!

In the current environment of many, many reporting requirements, these CAHs have demonstrated consistent reporting and strong results.

Congratulations to the following MBQIP Top Performers

Overall MBQIP Top Performer
Namrata Dave at Lake District Hospital

For Reporting on Emergency Department Transfer Communication Measures
Addie Demaris at Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital

For Reporting on Outpatient Measures
Jen Klausmeier & Tami Youngblood at Curry General Hospital

For Reporting HCAHPS
Karyn Temte Lloyd at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital

For Most Improved MBQIP Reporting
Megan McCrorey at Lower Umpqua Hospital

To recognize these hospitals for their commitment to quality reporting and quality improvement efforts, ORH has awarded one scholarship to the Quality Officer at each CAH to attend the 35th Annual Oregon Rural Health Conference as well as a $5,000 award to be used towards quality improvement efforts specific to MBQIP reporting.

Congratulations on your efforts and commitment to quality!

For more information on MBQIP or these awards, please contact Stacie Rothwell | (971) 235-3978 |