Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is committed to high-quality patient-centered care. Our nationally recognized quality efforts aim to provide our patients with not only the safest, highest quality of care, but a singularly great patient experience.
Note: Charles Callahan, PHD, was named Memorial's executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective April 1, 2014.
Our commitment to quality has been recognized on a national scale by respected and peer-reviewed committees, associations and publications focused on patient-centered excellence.
In March 2013, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital—along with fellow Memorial Health System affiliate Taylorville Memorial Hospital —was recognized by iVantage Health Analytics as one of the nation’s top 100 best-performing critical access hospitals.
The recognition is based on iVantage’s Hospital Strength Index and its measures of market conditions, clinical and operational performance and financial and qualitative outcomes.
“We are excited and proud to have earned this national recognition based on our performance,” said Dolan Dalpoas, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital’s president and chief executive officer. “Our employees, physicians and volunteers work together to serve the needs of our patients, and have earned this honor through their commitment to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.”
In May 2013, Becker’s Hospital Review ranked Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital 40th in the nation for the category of “doctors always communicated well” based on a Medicare Hospital Compare survey.
In July 2013, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital—along with fellow MHS affiliate Memorial Medical Center—was named among the nation’s most wired hospitals in the 15th annual Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, an industry-standard benchmark study that measures the level of information technology used in U.S. hospitals and health systems.
“We are gratified and proud that two of our Memorial Health System hospitals have earned recognition as ‘Most Wired’ hospitals for 2013,” said Dr. David Graham, senior vice president and chief information officer for the health system. “This validates the successful execution of our decade-long commitment to an electronic health record strategy to provide safe, high-quality and patient-centered care to all those we serve.”
In September 2013, Memorial Health System was recognized for its efforts in reducing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers by the Illinois Hospital Association in their third annual Quality Excellence Achievement Awards. MHS captured top honors in the healthcare system category.
Quality indicators are provided to help you and your family understand how we perform in comparison to nationally recognized quality indicators. Quality indicators are compiled by Hospital Compare, a website created through the efforts of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with organizations representing consumers, hospitals, doctors, employers, accrediting organizations and other federal agencies.
These quality reports reflect Memorial Health System's commitment to helping patients and their family members make informed healthcare choices. Measuring and monitoring our performance also helps us evaluate and improve how we care for our patients.