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Healthcare Facilities Acreditation Program

10-07-2015
Michael Phillips, Chief Executive Officer
Kentuckiana Medical Center
316.641.1560 | mphillips@kmchospital.com

 

Kentuckiana Medical Center awarded HFAP accreditation

[Clarksville, IN] – Kentuckiana Medical Center was awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the (hospital, lab, ambulatory physical therapy, etc)’s quality and safety standards.

“Kentuckiana Medical Center clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care,” said Joshua Prober, JD CEO of HFAP. “We base our decision on federal standards, as well as recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Kentuckiana Medical Center met or exceeded standards in every case.”

“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious distinction,” said Michael Phillips, Chief Executive Officer, Kentuckiana Medical Center. “By awarding us accreditation, HFAP has recognized our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In fact, quality is consistently the priority focus in our strategic plans and goals.”

The HFAP is a non-profit, nationally recognized accreditation organization. It has been accrediting healthcare facilities for more than 60 years and under Medicare since its inception. Its mission is to advance high quality patient care and safety through objective application of recognized standards. Its accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies. For more information, go to: www.hfap.org.

 

Vision

KMC Hospital’s vision is to be the best healthcare system in the community and beyond.  The highest quality patient care is the first priority for our entire staff.  By providing our physicians the newest and best technology to care for their patients we are able to provide unparalleled care, always determined by your physician. At KMC you will receive care that comes from the Heart.


Mission

Thank you for choosing KMC Hospital to care for you and your loved ones. It is our mission to improve the lives of those we serve with a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our goal is to provide the highest quality patient care and the highest level of patient satisfaction, exceeding expectations and ensuring that you and your family receive the care you need and deserve. At KMC Hospital, your care is determined by your physician and not a hospital administrator. “Your care, determined by your Physician”.

#1 Hospital in Clarksville Holds Grand ReOpening Event Kentuckiana Medical Center

CLARKSVILLE, IN (May 20, 2014) Highlighted by a special ribbon cutting ceremony, Kentuckiana Medical Center will commemorate its grand re-opening Thursday, May 29 at 11 a.m., marking the anniversary of the opening of the center on August 14, 2009. Physicians and hospital officials will mark the occasion with leaders from One Southern Indiana, Indiana State Senator, and Clark County Commissioners.

Kentuckiana Medical Center (KMC), managed by the national healthcare development firm Galichia Hospital Group (GHG), was recently obtained by Rialto Capital last November.

Michael Phillips, CEO of KMC, is excited about the growth of the hospital stating “Over the last 6 months KMC has invested over $13 million in the hospital expansion and has created over 170 jobs so far and is still growing.”

The 80,000-square-foot facility houses 46 patient beds, three operating rooms (OR), 10 ICU beds, and eight telemetry beds. The second phase will see the opening of three more OR’s as well as the 16-bed medical/surgical floor. The physical design of the building features a flow that directly reflects the working needs of physicians. The physical distance and relationships between areas of the hospital are meticulously thought out. In addition, Phillips says “KMC provides high quality patient care in Southern Indiana, reducing the need to drive to Louisville.”

The highlights of Kentuckiana Medical Center include:

  • Multiple specialties & services on staff
  • Emergency room 24/7 full service with minimal wait time
  • Orthopedic surgery, General Surgery, Gastroenterology, Urology
  • Accepts all insurance
  • Rapid labs & x-ray results
  • Nuclear camera used for diagnostics
  • Cardiovascular services/ Open-heart surgery & diagnosis
  • Ability to respond to physicians & patients needs (testing, administration, and equipment)
  • Individual attention for patients (Excellent nurse-to-patient ratio)
  • Easy access from regional area (Southern Indiana and Louisville, KY)
  • The only place in a 100 mile radius that offers an innovated cardiopulmonary test that has been identifying early indicators of disease that other tests have historically missed.

The hospital’s notable reputation is attributed to its Consumer Reports rating as #1 Hospital in Louisville Area for Patient Safety. KMC is known for avoiding medical mortality, which is based on how likely patients are to die within 30 days of being admitted for a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia. KMCs better patient survival rate is credited to its heart doctors.

“KMCs foundation is in providing the best heart care in the area. The consumer reports data demonstrated that patients who had heart attacks and went to KMC had better survival rates than all other hospitals in the Louisville area,” says Phillips.

Phillips also states that Physicians are practicing at KMC because they believe patient care comes first. “All of the physicians who work at KMC are passionate about taking care of patients and feel that patient care comes first,” said Phillips. “We find that high quality physicians like to come to KMC because they feel they are empowered and provided the tools they need to allow them to provide the highest quality patient care.”

During the ceremony, KMC will donate an Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) to Jeffersonville High School, Charlestown Senior High School, New Albany High School, Our Lady of Providence Junior-Senior High School and Silver Creek High School. AED’s automatically diagnose life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias and uses defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, which allows the patient’s heart to reestablish a normal rhythm.

KMC employs close to 200 people and is located just off U.S. 31 in Clarksville, IN, which is part of the greater Louisville Metropolitan area. KMC has been serving the community of Southern Indiana and Kentucky since 2009 and has since received certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation program (HFAP). For more information about Kentuckiana Medical Center, visit http://www.kentuckianamedcen.com.

About Galichia Hospital Group

Guided by Dr. Joseph Galichia, GHGs mission is to provide integrated healthcare systems that provide the highest quality care possible. The Groups model is to provide efficient, cost-effective health care services that meet the needs of the community while embracing the concept that patient care comes first. This vision is based on Dr. Galichias experience providing medical care in many international locales and various healthcare systems. For more information, visit: http://www.galichiahospitalgroup.com.

About One Southern Indiana

One Southern Indiana (1si) was formed in July of 2006 as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving Clark and Floyd Counties. 1si’s mission is to provide the connections, resources and services that help businesses innovate and thrive in the Southern Indiana/Louisville metro area.

Since its inception, the organization has evolved to include a three-prong approach to serve its members and investors. Business Resources, as the chamber side of the organization, encompasses membership, signature events and programs which support and encourage business growth; Economic Development works to grow the regional economy through the attraction of new commerce and assists with retention and expansion of existing businesses;

Advocacy supports businesses at the government level by engaging in initiatives to preserve, protect and promote a business friendly environment free of obstacles to growth and development of commerce.

 

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Kentuckiana Medical Center Ranked #1 Hospital in Louisville Area

CLARKSVILLE, Ind., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Kentuckiana Medical Center (KMC), managed by the national healthcare development firm Galichia Hospital Group (GHG), is ranked as the #1 Hospital in Louisville Area for Patient Safety by Consumer Reports. The announcement is made jointly by GHGs Chairman & CEO Joseph P. Galichia, M.D., F.A.C.C., and Michael Phillips, CEO of KMC.

The top ranking was first released March 27, 2014, by WAVE-TVs 11-time Emmy Award winning investigative reporter Eric Flack, who report says, the highest safety score in Consumer Reports for Louisville area hospital ratings is far from a household name. Its the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indianaonly Kentuckiana Medical Center received an above-average rating for avoiding medical mortality, which is based on how likely patients are to die within 30 days of being admitted for a heart attack, heart failure, or pneumonia.

Analysts also considered how often surgery patients with serious but treatable complications die in the hospital. Flacks article and related video are posted at:http://www.wave3.com/story/25094278/report-ranks-kentucky-indiana-below-average. Further, the chart delineating the performance data is found at:http://wave.images.worldnow.com/images/3433137_G.jpg.

Phillips attributes KMCs better patient survival rate to its outstanding heart doctors: Drs. Chris Stavens, John Rumisek, Rob Dowling, and all the other clinicians that care for patients at KMC.

We have amazing physicians at Kentuckiana Medical Center. Drs. Stavens, Rumasek and Dowling, plus many others are constantly saving the lives of extremely sick people, some of whom were transferred to them from other local hospitals for heart care because the physicians feel being at KMC after a heart attack is the best chance a patient has for survival. Consumer Reports recent performance data has confirmed they are correct.

According to Dr. Rumasek, KMCs Chief of Surgery, Physicians and clinical staff enjoy practicing at KMC because in this environment and culture patient care comes first. Physicians tell administration what is needed to care for patients at KMC, not the other way around.

GHGs Dr. Galichia, said, What is really amazing is that KMCs acuity per patient is higher then the other hospitals in the area. What this means is that heart patients at KMC have survived more often on a per patient basis then heart patients at other local hospitals even though KMCs average patient was sicker. Its a testament to their dedication to clinical care and high safety standards.

Dr. John Santa, Medical Director for Consumer Reports Consumer Health Choices, said in the WAVE-TV news article, Although this data is from people 65 and older, its a good indication of a hospitals attention to safety. And we find the chance of dying is much higher in some hospitals than others.

Further, quoting from the Consumer Reports website: Consumer Reports supports consumers in identifying and choosing high-quality, high-value, products and services, and optimizing their health and wellness. We advocate for public policies and marketplace changes that allow and promote fair, just, and high-value health systems. Consumer Health Choices is where you can find free Consumer Reports resources for patients and their families. Link for more information at: http://consumerhealthchoices.org.

About Kentuckiana Medical Center

KMC employs close to 200 people and is located just off U.S. 31 in Clarksville, IN, which is part of the greater Louisville Metropolitan area. KMC has been serving the community of Southern Indiana and Kentucky since 2009 and has since received certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation program (HFAP). For more information about Kentuckiana Medical Center, visit http://www.kentuckianamedcen.com.

About Galichia Hospital Group

Guided by Dr. Joseph Galichia, GHGs mission is to provide integrated healthcare systems that provide the highest quality care possible.  The Groups model is to provide efficient, cost-effective health care services that meet the needs of the community while embracing the concept that patient care comes first. This vision is based on Dr. Galichias experience providing medical care in many international locales and various healthcare systems. For more information, visit: http://www.galichiahospitalgroup.com.


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