Sacramento, Calif. (August, 31 2022) – Dignity Health Mercy San Juan Hospital announced today that it has earned the highest possible honor roll recognition for its commitment to appropriate opioid use and safe treatment by Cal Hospital Compare.
“At Dignity Health, we are committed to implementing innovative solutions and evidence-based practices to combat the misuse of and addiction to opioids,” said Michael Korpiel, President and CEO of Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Sacramento Market President. “This recognition reflects the dedication of our employees and physicians who are doing their part to end the national opioid epidemic by incorporating opioid safety practices into their care.”
Cal Hospital Compare recognized 76 hospitals for their progress and performance. Participating hospitals answered eight questions across four key domains of care including safe and effective opioid use, identifying and treating patients with opioid use disorder (OUD), overdose prevention, and applying cross-cutting opioid management best practices.
Mercy San Juan was one of 42 California hospitals that achieved ‘Superior Performance’. The ‘Superior Performance’ category was given to hospitals that have implemented advanced, innovative opioid stewardship strategies across multiple service lines, consistently achieving the highest level of performance and actively measuring and monitoring performance for the purpose of continuous quality improvement.
The California Opioid Care Honor Roll Program was created to accelerate hospital progress in building systems to treat hospitalized patients with OUD and train health care professionals in opioid safety practices. The goal of the program is to increase access to addiction treatment for hospitalized patients and reduction of opioid-related deaths.
About Dignity Health
Dignity Health is a multi-state nonprofit network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers, including community hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. Dignity Health is a part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit health system committed to advancing health for all people and dedicated to serving the common good. For more information, please visit our website at www.DignityHealth.org.
Publish date:Wednesday, August 31, 2022
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