Bartlett looks to lobby for adolescent care

Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bartlett’s leaders met with local legislators recently to discuss upcoming objectives.

Bartlett Regional Hospital board chairman Nate Peimann gave the board an overview Tuesday night. Peimann said they would like to start an adolescent child health care facility. He said they feel it fits in with the governor’s priority on suicide reduction. They are going to try and combine forces with related services like Juneau Alliance for Mental Health, Inc., Cornerstone and Juneau Youth Services. Peimann said they need to get that priority on the City and Borough of Juneau wish list.

CEO Shawn Morrow told the board the hospital excelled in its Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Core Measures results in the last quarter. Bartlett received scores of 100, 100, 100 and 98 for measures of patient satisfaction in categories of heart failure, surgery, pneumonia and heart attack.

“This is an all-time high for our hospital,” he said. “We continue to implement targeted changes to improve patient satisfaction scores.”

Morrow also told the board the planning committee met with Sheila Coggins, Quorum Health Resources consultant, about the Human Resources Assessment results. Morrow said human resources will develop a three-year strategic plan to improve functions, however he did not go into further detail.

The Planning Committee also was presented the results of a McDowell survey on community perceptions, which will be reviewed at the next board meeting.

• Contact reporter Sarah Day at 523-2279 or at sarah.day@juneauempire.com.

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