Photo provided by Julie McLin -- Lane Regional Medical Center has received the Champions for Quality Care Award from the Louisiana Hospital Association. Gathering, from left, are Ken Alexander, vice president, LHA; Rachelle Noland, director of quality services, Lane RMC; Kathy Bergeron, performance improvement officer, Lane RMC; Jena Aucoin, quality improvement specialist, LHA's Research and Education Foundation; and Paul Salles, president/CEO, LHA.

Lane Regional Medical Center received the Champions for Quality Care Award presented by the Louisiana Hospital Association for its statewide Hospital Engagement Network.

The award honors hospitals for achieving goals established as part of the federal Partnership for Patients Campaign that emphasizes improving patient care and reducing health care costs, according to a news release.

Since joining the initiative in 2012, Lane is one of 93 Louisiana hospitals focused on reducing avoidable patient harm and readmission rates, the release said.

Lane was recognized in multiple categories for achieving at least a 20 percent reduction in the following areas: adverse drug events; excessive anti-coagulation related to Coumadin usage; hypoglycemia related to hypoglycemic usage; opioid issues related to over usage or under monitoring; catheter-associated urinary tract infections; central line-associated bloodstream infections; early elective delivery; injuries from falls; OB adverse events; hemorrhage; pre-eclampsia; pressure ulcers; readmissions; and ventilator-associated pneumonia, according to a news release.

“This is a hospitalwide recognition for our efforts to make Lane as safe as possible for our patients,” said Rachelle Noland, quality director at Lane.

“Every department plays an important role to improve our quality measures and engage our patients in their care and safety.”