As predicted at Monday’s meeting of the KershawHealth Board of Trustees, the healthcare system scored 100 percent on six quality core measures for the third month in a row in June. The measures, reported to The Joint Commission, are shown to reduce the risk of complications, prevent recurrences and otherwise ensure excellent care for patients who go to KershawHealth for treatment of particular conditions or illnesses. The six core measures deal with heart attacks, heart failure, stroke, venousthromboembolism or VTE, pneumonia and a national surgical care improvement project known as SCIP. At Monday’s board meeting, interim KershawHealth CEO Terry Gunn noted that the healthcare system had already earned 100 percent scores on these core measures in April and May.
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