News | January 09, 2015

CHI Franciscan Health Designated As The First Northwest Accredited Heart Failure System

Healthcare Colloquium was chosen as accreditation body because of framework that enables standardized best practices and coordination of care

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January 9, 2015 — The Healthcare Colloquium announced that CHI Franciscan Health is the first Accredited Heart Failure System in the Northwest.

St. Joseph Medical Center earned recognition as an Accredited Heart Failure Institute.

St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, St. Clare Hospital, St. Anthony Hospital and Harrison Medical Center became Accredited Heart Failure Centers.  CHI Franciscan Health is the third Accredited Heart Failure system through The Healthcare Colloquium.

The Healthcare Colloquium's unique heart failure accreditation process builds on the member hospital's prior improvement experience leading to initial heart failure accreditation. Member hospitals work within four established domains of heart failure: community, hospital, clinicians and science using The Healthcare Colloquium's continuum of care model that leads to:  

·  Integration of heart failure care; from antecedents to early diagnosis and advanced care

·  Streamlined processes across the entire continuum of care beginning in the community

·  Enabling individuals to participate in their own care with more independence and less hospitalization

·  Collaboration with other Colloquium member hospitals across the country

For more information:  www.chifranciscan.org

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