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PRESS RELEASE: Whispering Heights Recognized for Healthcare Quality

Ashley Van Maanen
Marketing & Foundation Director
Whispering Heights

Whispering Heights Recognized for Healthcare Quality by
National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative

Rock Valley, IA, July 11, 2018 – Whispering Heights on the campus of Hegg Health Center has been named to the Iowa National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll to recognize its performance on the Nursing Home Compare long-stay quality measures. Nursing homes on Nursing Home Quality Collaborative Honor Roll have achieved a quality measure composite score of six or less for at least one quarter, which has aligned with the top 10 percent of nursing homes in the U.S.

“Nursing homes on the Iowa National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll have demonstrated a focus on safety and quality,” said Deanna Curry, Telligen Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) quality improvement manager. “We applaud the hard work of Whispering Heights and its commitment to its residents and staff to provide excellent long-term care.”

The National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC), led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and QIN-QIOs, launched in April 2015 with the mission to improve care for the 1.4 million nursing home residents across the United States.

NNHQCC strives to instill sustainable quality and performance improvement practices, eliminate health care-acquired conditions (HACs) and improve resident satisfaction and safety by focusing on the systems that impact quality. These systems can include staffing, operations, communication, leadership, compliance, clinical models, quality of life indicators and specific clinical outcomes such as mobility, inappropriate antipsychotic use for persons living with dementia, and health care-associated infections (HAIs). View a complete list of NNHQCC honor roll recipients in Colorado, Illinois and Iowa here.

About Telligen
For more than 45 years, Telligen population health management solutions have improved the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for consumers and providers. Telligen serves the health and well-being needs of employer, union and health plan clients, as well as commercial clients and government programs at the federal, state and local level. Visit www.telligen.com to learn more. The QIO Program is a national health care quality improvement program lead by CMS that works to convene health care providers and patients to share knowledge, spread best practices and achieve improvements in patient care while decreasing health care costs for all Americans. To learn more about Telligen’s work with the QIO Program, visit www.TelligenQINQIO.com.


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