Renaissance Laboratories Receives CAP Accreditation
DHR’s Renaissance Laboratories received Laboratory Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is an internationally recognized program and the only one of its kind that utilizes teams of practicing laboratory professionals as inspectors. The goal of the CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is to improve patient safety by advancing the quality of pathology and laboratory services through education, standard setting, and ensuring laboratories meet or exceed regulatory requirements. Designed to go well beyond regulatory compliance, the program helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care.
DHR Receives “A” Patient Safety Score
DHR was awarded an “A” in the Spring 2015 patient safety scores, making it the highest achieving facility in the Rio
Grande Valley. The Hospital Safety Score program is designed to protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. DHR’s “A” score is the highest grade in patient safety that a hospital can achieve. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group (Leapfrog), an independent industry watchdog group. The first and only hospital safety rating to be peer-reviewed in the Journal of Patient Safety, the Score is free to the public and designed to give consumers information they can use to protect themselves and their families when facing a hospital stay.
DHR Awarded 3-Year Accreditation for Its Rehabilitation Services
In 2014, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) awarded DHR with accreditation for a period of three years for its inpatient adult and adolescent rehabilitation programs. DHR’s superior performance during the accreditation review process placed it among the top facilities surveyed by CARF, both nationally and internationally. In addition to being the only rehabilitation program in Edinburg to receive CARF accreditation, DHR is the only program in South Texas with Stroke Specialty Program accreditation. The learn more about this prestigious accreditation, visit www.carf.org
Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
As evidence of its high level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive at the hospital with symptoms of a heart attack, DHR was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, DHR engaged in a rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. To the community served by DHR, this means that processes are in place that meet strict criteria aimed at (1) reducing the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment; (2) treating patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved; and (3) monitoring patients when it is not certain that they are having a heart attack to ensure that they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Bariatric and Metabolic Institute named Center of Excellence
DHR's Bariatric and Metabolic Institute (DHR BMI) received United Healthcare’s Optum Center of Excellence Designation for 2013-2014. This designation assures patients that the bariatric surgery and post-surgical care are delivered in a manner that meets strict standards and increases the likelihood of superior outcomes and ultimately reduces costs.
DHR BMI has been an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence since 2009. In 2013, DHR BMI became a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) Center of Excellence. MBSAQIP is the unified program developed through the joining of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. DHR BMI’s program approaches bariatric surgery with participation from a team of experts who provide in-depth medical care, education, assistance with behavior modifications, psychological counseling, and support before, during and after the surgery.
Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold information Plus Quality Achievement Award
For the second year in a row, DHR received the Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. DHR earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.
Heart Failure Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance was awarded Heart Failure Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. Achievement of this accreditation signifies DHR’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients in its heart failure program and it demonstrates that DHR’s services have met critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for patients diagnosed with and being treated for heart failure. More importantly, DHR is the first and only healthcare institution in the Rio Grande Valley to receive Heart Failure Accreditation from SCPC.
Named One of the "Best Hospitals in America"
DHR was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals in America” for 2015-2016! DHR was named the #17 hospital in the state of Texas and received the title of Best Hospital in the McAllen-Edinburg-Mission Metro Area. DHR was also ranked "high performing" in heart bypass surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and knee replacement.