Summit Medical receives Silver honor for purchasing program

by The City Wire staff ( 7 views 

Summit Medical Center has earned a Silver Hospital Quality Excellence Award from the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care.

The Quality Awards are designed to recognize improvement in an individual health care organization’s performance in AFMC’s quality improvement projects. The Silver Hospital Quality Excellence Award recognizes exceptional organizations whose comprehensive quality program demonstrates an overall commitment to excellent patient care.

“Quality improvement is a team effort and everyone here at Summit works very hard to deliver the very best care possible to our patients,” Beth Puckett, RN, Infection Control at Summit, said in a statement. “We are proud and honored to receive this recognition. It serves as a reminder to all of our associates that what they do every day is important.”

Summit was recognized for outstanding improvement in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Value-based Purchasing (VBP) program. Through the Value-based Purchasing program hospitals are paid for inpatient acute care services based on the quality of care, not just quantity of the services they provide.

Summit Medical Center is a fully accredited, 103-bed acute care hospital located in Van Buren.