ARH hospitals among those in ACEP Honors for Emergency Departments for Improving Outcomes of Opioids, Sepsis, and Chest Pain

Barbourville ARH Hospital, Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center, Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital, Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center and Whitesburg ARH Hospital for being the only hospital Emergency Departments in Kentucky to be named to the Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) Honor Roll for leading the way for the quality of care they provide to emergency patients.

Today, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) congratulates the emergency departments named to the Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL) Honor Roll for leading the way for how the nation cares for its emergency patients.

The 192 emergency departments named to the 2019 E-QUAL Honor Roll participate in a year-long learning collaborative that includes virtual quality improvement activities and sharing of performance data. The 2019 Honor Roll awardees are recognized for their achievements in

  • Improving outcomes for sepsis patients;
  • Reducing avoidable imaging;
  • Reducing avoidable hospitalizations for patients with low-risk chest pain; and,
  • Reducing opioid-associated harm through safer prescribing and the implementation of evidence-based interventions.

“Through collaboration and innovation, the emergency departments that participate in E-QUAL are transforming emergency medicine and advancing how we care for millions of people,” said William Jaquis, MD, FACEP, president of ACEP. “The 2019 E-QUAL Honor Roll awardees are the shining example for how emergency departments can lead the way in practice transformation and quality improvements.”

To date over 1,800 EDs and over 39,000 emergency medical providers have participated in E-QUAL collaboratives. E-QUAL learning collaboratives have resulted in more efficient and better care and better outcomes for patients, including:

  • 25,000 lives saved from better sepsis care
  • $55,000,000 saved from fewer avoidable imaging studies and hospitalizations
  • 30,000 fewer patients harmed by ionizing radiation
  • 23 percent increase in ALTO prescription
  • 35 percent decrease in opioids administered in the ED

E-QUAL Honor Roll: Sepsis Awardees
Alliance Health Seminole- Seminole, OK
Baptist Memorial Hospital- Kosciusko, MS
Barbourville ARH Hospital – Barbourville, KY
Bethesda Hospital East – Boynton Beach, FL
Black River Medical Center- Poplar Bluff, MO
Brigham City Community Hospital – Brigham, UT
Brunswick Freestanding Emergency – Brunswick, OH
Bryan Hospital – Bryan, OH
Caldwell UNC Health Care – Lenoir, NC
Chatham Hospital – Siler City, NC
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center – Chesapeake, VA
Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi- Shoreline – Corpus Christi, TX
Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-South- Corpus Christi, TX
Citizens Medical Center – Victoria, TX
Coffee Regional Medical Center – Douglas, GA
Columbus Regional Healthcare System – Whiteville, NC
Corpus Christi Medical Center – Bay Area – Corpus Christi, TX
Corpus Christi Medical Center – Doctors Regional – Corpus Christi, TX
Corpus Christi Medical Center – Northwest Regional Campus – Corpus Christi, TX
Crouse Hospital – Syracuse, NY
Dardanelle Regional Medical Center- Dardanelle, AR
Davis Hospital and Medical Center – Layton, UT
Dickenson Community Hospital – Clintwood, VA
Dignity Health- St. Rose Dominican West Flamingo Campus – Las Vegas, NV
East Jefferson General Hospital – Metairie, LA
Ferrell Hospital- Eldorado, IL
Forrest City Medical Center – Forrest City, AR
Fountain Valley Emergency Physicians – Laguna Beach, CA
Franklin Foundation Hospital – Franklin, LA
Franklin Woods Community Hospital- Johnson City, TN
Glenwood Regional Medical Center – West Monroe, LA
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center – West Islip, NY
Great River Medical Center – Blytheville, AR
Harris Regional Hospital – Sylva, NC
Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center – Hazard, KY
HealthAlliance Hospital – Kingston, NY
Henry County Medical Center- Paris, TN
Indian Path Community Hospital – Kingsport, TN
Jackson North Medical Center – N Miami Beach, FL
Jasper Memorial Hospital – Monticello, GA
Jefferson Memorial Hospita – Jefferson City, TN
Johnson County Community Hospital – Mountain City, TN
Johnston Health – Smithfield, NC
Johnston Health-UNCHealth – Smithfield, NC
Lenoir Memorial Hospital – Kinston, NC
Martin General Hospital – Williamston, NC
Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital – Hyden, KY
Massac Memorial Hospital- Metropolis, IL
Melbourne Regional Medical Center – Melbourne , FL
MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center- Waterloo, IA
Mon Health Medical Center – Morgantown, WV
Monroe County Hospital – Monroeville, AL
Montefiore New Rochelle – New Rochelle, NY
Mountain Point Medical Center – Lehi, UT
Navarro Regional Hospital – Corsicana, TX
Northeast Regional Medical Center – Kirksville, MO
Northwest Health Physicians’ Specialty Hospital – Fayetteville, AR
Northwest Medical Center Bentonville – Bentonville, AR
Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center- Thomasville, NC
Ochsner Medical Complex- Iberville – Plaquemine, LA
Ogden Regional Medical Center – Ogden, UT
OhioHealth Emergency Care- Ontario – Ontario, OH
OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital- Kenton, OH
OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital – Mansfield, OH
OSF St Francis Hospital & Medical Group- Escanaba, MI
Plateau Medical Center- Oak Hill, WV
Portage Hospital – Portage, IN
Porter Regional Hospital – Valparaiso, IN
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center – Pottstown, PA
Saint Peters University Hospital – New Brunswick, NJ
Saline Memorial Hospital – Benton, AR
San Angelo Community Medical Center – San Angelo, TX
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital – Grass Valley, CA
Siloam Springs Regional Hospital – Siloam Springs, AR
Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center- Cambridge, OH
Southwest General Hospital – San Antonio, TX
Southwestern Medical Center – Lawton, OK
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Fenton, MO
St Vincent Randolph Hospital- Winchester, IN
St. Martin Hospital – Breaux Bridge, LA
St.Vincent Dunn Hospital- Bedford, IN
Swain Community Hospital – Bryson City , NC
Sycamore Shoales Hospital- Elizabethton, TN
Telluride Medical Center – Telluride, CO
The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus – El Paso, TX
The Medical Center of Southeast Texas- Port Arthur, TX
Tug Valley ARH – Regional Medical Center- South Williamson, KY
Twin County Regional Hospital- Galax, VA
UNC Health Care North Carolina – Chapel Hill, NC
UNC Medical Center Hillsborough – Hillsborough, NC
Unicoi County Hospital- Erwin, TN
Unity Health – Harris Medical Center – Newport, AR
UnityPoint Health – Keokuk – Keokuk, IA
University Hospital & Clinics – Lafayette, LA
University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center – Ashland, OH
UPMC Lock Haven – Lockhaven, PA
Upson Regional Medical Center – Thomaston, GA
Valparaiso Medical Center – Valparaiso, IN
Warm Springs Medical Center – Warm Springs, GA
Washington County Memorial Hospital- Potosi, MO
Wayne Memorial Hospital- Jesup, GA
Western Arizona Regional Medical Center – Bullhead City, AZ
Whitesburg ARH Hospital – Whitesburg, KY
Willis-Knighton Bossier Health Center – Bossier City, LA
Willis-Knighton Pierremont Health Center – Shreveport, LA
Wilson Medical Center – Wilson, NC
Wise Regional Health System East – Decatur, TX

E-QUAL Honor Roll: Avoidable Imaging Awardees
Bayhealth Emergency Center- Smyrna – Smyrna, DE
Bayhealth Emergency Physicians Kent Campus – Dover, DE
Bonner General Hospital – Sandpoint, ID
Boulder Community Health; Foothills Hospital – Boulder, CO
Brunswick Freestanding Emergency – Brunswick, OH
Cape Coral Hospital – Cape Coral, FL
Montefiore New Rochelle – New Rochelle, NY
NorthBay Medical Center – Fairfield, CA
Parkview Warsaw Hospital – Warsaw, IN
Parkview Whitley Hospital – Columbia City, IN
Sharp Memorial Hospital – San Diego, CA
Shore Memorial Hospital – Somers Point, NJ

E-QUAL Honor Roll: Chest Pain Awardees
Boulder Community Health; Foothills Hospital – Boulder, CO
Brunswick Freestanding Emergency – Brunswick, OH
Crouse Hospital – Syracuse, NY
Montefiore New Rochelle – New Rochelle, NY
Willamette Valley Medical Center – McMinnville, OR

E-QUAL Honor Roll: Opioid Management Awardees
Alliance Health Seminole – Seminole, OK
Baptist Memorial Hospital – Kosciusko, MS
Barbourville ARH Hospital- Barbourville, KY
Bethesda Hospital East – Boynton Beach, FL
Black River Medical Center – Poplar Bluff, MO
Brigham City Community Hospital – Brigham, UT
Brunswick Freestanding Emergency – Brunswick, OH
Bryan Hospital – Bryan, OH
Caldwell UNC Health Care – Lenoir, NC
Chatham Hospital – Siler City, NC
Chesapeake Regional Medical Center – Chesapeake, VA
Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi- Shoreline- Corpus Christi, TX
Christus Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi-South- Corpus Christi, TX
Citizens Medical Center- Victoria, TX
Coffee Regional Medical Center – Douglas, GA
Columbus Regional Healthcare System – Whiteville, NC
Corpus Christi Medical Center – Bay Area – Corpus Christi, TX
Corpus Christi Medical Center – Doctors Regional – Corpus Christi, TX
Corpus Christi Medical Center – Northwest Regional Campus – Corpus Christi, TX
Crouse Hospital – Syracuse, NY
Dardanelle Regional Medical Center – Dardanelle, AR
Davis Hospital and Medical Center – Layton, UT
Dickenson Community Hospital – Clintwood, VA
Dignity Health- St. Rose Dominican West Flamingo Campus – Las Vegas, NV
East Jefferson General Hospital – Metairie, LA
Ferrell Hospital – Eldorado, IL
Forrest City Medical Center – Forrest City, AR
Fountain Valley Emergency Physicians – Laguna Beach, CA
Franklin Foundation Hospital- Franklin, LA
Franklin Woods Community Hospital – Johnson City, TN
Glenwood Regional Medical Center – West Monroe, LA
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center – West Islip, NY
Great River Medical Center- Blytheville, AR
Harris Regional Hospital- Sylva, NC
Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center – Hazard, KY
HealthAlliance Hospital – Kingston, NY
Henry County Medical Center- Paris, TN
Indian Path Community Hospital – Kingsport, TN
Jackson North Medical Center – N Miami Beach, FL
Jasper Memorial Hospital – Monticello, GA
Jefferson Memorial Hospital – Jefferson City, TN
Johnson County Community Hospital – Mountain City, TN
Johnston Health – Smithfield, NC
Johnston Health-UNCHealth – Smithfield, NC
Lenoir Memorial Hospital – Kinston, NC
Martin General Hospital – Williamston, NC
Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital- Hyden, KY
Massac Memorial Hospital – Metropolis, IL
Melbourne Regional Medical Center – Melbourne, FL
MercyOne Waterloo Medical Center- Waterloo, IA
Mon Health Medical Center – Morgantown, WV
Monroe County Hospital – Monroeville, AL
Montefiore New Rochelle – New Rochelle, NY
Mountain Point Medical Center – Lehi, UT
Navarro Regional Hospital – Corsicana, TX
Northeast Regional Medical Center- Kirksville, MO
Northwest Health Physicians’ Specialty Hospital – Fayetteville, AR
Northwest Medical Center Bentonville – Bentonville, AR
Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center – Thomasville, NC
Ochsner Medical Complex- Iberville – Plaquemine, LA
Ogden Regional Medical Center – Ogden, UT
OhioHealth Emergency Care- Ontario – Ontario, OH
OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital – Kenton, OH
OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital – Mansfield, OH
OSF St Francis Hospital & Medical Group- Escanaba, MI
Plateau Medical Center- Oak Hill, WV
Portage Hospital – Portage, IN
Porter Regional Hospital – Valparaiso, IN
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center – Pottstown, PA
Saint Peters University Hospital – New Brunswick, NJ
Saline Memorial Hospital – Benton, AR
San Angelo Community Medical Center – San Angelo, TX
Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital – Grass Valley, CA
Siloam Springs Regional Hospital – Siloam Springs, AR
Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center – Cambridge, OH
Southwest General Hospital – San Antonio, TX
Southwestern Medical Center- Lawton, OK
SSM Health St. Clare Hospital – Fenton, MO
St Vincent Randolph Hospital- Winchester, IN
St. Martin Hospital – Breaux Bridge, LA
St.Vincent Dunn Hospital- Bedford, IN
Swain Community Hospital- Bryson City, NC
Sycamore Shoales Hospital – Elizabethton, TN
Telluride Medical Center – Telluride, CO
The Hospitals of Providence Memorial Campus – El Paso, TX
The Medical Center of Southeast Texas- Port Arthur, TX
Tug Valley ARH – Regional Medical Center- South Williamson, KY
Twin County Regional Hospital – Galax, VA
UNC Health Care North Carolina – Chapel Hill, NC
UNC Medical Center Hillsborough – Hillsborough, NC
Unicoi County Hospital – Erwin, TN
Unity Health – Harris Medical Center – Newport, AR
UnityPoint Health – Keokuk, IA
University Hospital & Clinics- Lafayette, LA
University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center – Ashland, OH
UPMC Lock Haven – Lockhaven, PA
Upson Regional Medical Center – Thomaston, GA
Valparaiso Medical Center – Valparaiso, IN
Warm Springs Medical Center – Warm Springs, GA
Washington County Memorial Hospital – Potosi, MO
Wayne Memorial Hospital – Jesup, GA
Western Arizona Regional Medical Center – Bullhead City, AZ
Whitesburg ARH Hospital – Whitesburg, KY
Willis-Knighton Bossier Health Center – Bossier City, LA
Willis-Knighton Pierremont Health Center – Shreveport, LA
Wilson Medical Center – Wilson, NC
Wise Regional Health System East – Decatur, TX

For more information visit www.acep.org/equal.

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The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the national medical society representing emergency medicine. Through continuing education, research, public education and advocacy, ACEP advances emergency care on behalf of its 40,000 emergency physician members, and the more than 150 million Americans they treat on an annual basis. For more information, visit www.acep.org and www.emergencyphysicians.org.