PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center
Awards & Honors
December 2013 — By demonstrating compliance with DNV Healthcare‘s national standards for health care quality and safety, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center earned DNV Healthcare's Certificate of Accreditation. This designation demonstrates our commitment to safety and quality care and demonstrates compliance with the NIAHO® Hospital Accreditation Program.
PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center wins the "Commitment to Quality" award
September 2014 — PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (KMC) was named as one of Alaska's Commitment to Quality award winners for by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health at the annual Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA) Conference that took place on September 11, 2014, in Girdwood, Alaska.
The awards recognize Alaska hospitals for their dedication to ensuring that patients receive high-quality care in seven national quality project areas. These measure sets are computed into one composite score known as the Appropriate Care Measure (ACM). This score is one of the decisive factors used to determine the award winners. Additionally, each hospital must have a presence on Hospital Compare, must not have been penalized for hospital readmissions and must also participate in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS). In order to win the Commitment to Quality Award, hospitals must reach a 90% performance score in the most recent two quarters of data.
PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center earns ‘Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™’ recognition from The Joint Commission
October 2013 —- PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center (KMC) was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission for its exemplary performance in the areas of Surgical Care and Pneumonia.
Top Performers are recognized for using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.
To be recognized as a Top Performer, hospitals must attain and sustain excellence by achieving a cumulative performance of 95 percent or above on various accountability measures. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice —for example, taking blood cultures from pneumonia patients prior to giving antibiotics or giving antibiotics to surgical patients one hour before a procedure.
PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center receives quality award
September 2013 — PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center has been honored with a Commitment to Quality Award for “dedication to ensuring patients receive high quality care in the areas of heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention” from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. The quality improvement agency promotes excellence in healthcare and provides medical review services in Montana, Wyoming, Hawaii, and Alaska.
PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center among top 2% of critical access hospitals
April 2013 — For the second year in a row, PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center was named among the top Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, ranking in the top 2% of more than 1,300 hospitals. Ketchikan Medical Center is one of only two Alaskan hospitals to be among the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, which are considered the best rural hospitals; serving as safety-nets for their rural communities.