Grand Opening of 5th Floor of the Sacred Heart Hospital Tower. Sacred Heart Unveils Patient Unit Renovations

On February 11, 2015 Sacred Heart Hospital unveiled renovations it has made to it's 5 Tower medical floor which is now home to 18 private rooms for the recovery for surgical patients. The renovated space is designed around Sacred Heart’s patient-centered philosophy of care. The space is personal and warm. Smaller nursing stations are now physically closer to the patient rooms so clinical staff are more accessible to the patients and their families.

"You're trying to take some of the fear and intimidation out of patient care," said John Nespoli, Sacred Heart President and CEO.  "Obviously a hospital can be a scary place, but there is an emotional and psychological component to healing, and environment does matter.  It's a great concept, and a perfect fit for a family-oriented hospital like Sacred Heart."

In addition, the floor was remodeled to have lounge areas for families and friends. These spaces have access to refrigerators and water/ice stations. The patient rooms also have accommodations for family members to stay overnight and provide support to the patient. Sacred Heart understands that recovery can be both physical and emotional and having family support can make a difference in helping a patient to return home quicker.

All rooms contain wireless access to a new state of the art electronic medical record system giving physicians, nurses and patients immediate access to information critical for their care.

Major funding for this project came from Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation, The Air Products Foundation, Harry C. Trexler Trust and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program.

General Contractor:  Boyle Construction
Architect: MKSD Architects

Sacred Heart Hospital Earns "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®" Recognition from the Joint Commission

Allentown, PA, November 20, 2014 – Sacred Heart Hospital today announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States. Sacred Heart Hospital was recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2014 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance in pneumonia, surgical care and stroke. Sacred Heart Hospital is one of 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2013 Top Performer distinction.

The Top Performer program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions. This is the second year Sacred Heart Hospital has been recognized as a Top Performer. Sacred Heart Hospital was recognized in 2012 for its performance on accountability measure data for heart attack, pneumonia and surgical care.  Sacred Heart Hospital is one of only 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two consecutive years.
To be a 2013 Top Performer, hospitals had to meet three performance criteria based on 2013 accountability measure data, including:
• Achieving cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability  measures;
• Achieving performance of 95 percent or above on each and every reported accountability measure where there were at least 30 denominator cases; and
• Having at least one core measure set that had a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and (within that measure set) all applicable individual accountability measures had a performance rate of 95 percent or above.
“Delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time is a cornerstone of high-quality health care. I commend the efforts of Sacred Heart Hospital for their excellent performance on the use of evidence-based interventions,” said Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and CEO, The Joint Commission.
“We understand what matters most to patients at Sacred Heart Hospital is the quality and safety of the care they receive. That is why we have made it a top priority to improve positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” said Joanne Lee, Director of Quality and Case Management at  Sacred Heart Hospital.  “Sacred Heart Hospital is proud to be named a Top Performer as it recognizes the knowledge, teamwork and dedication of our entire hospital staff,” said John Nespoli, President and CEO, Sacred Heart Hospital.
For more information about the Top Performer program, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

Sacred Heart HealthCare System's Primary Care Practices 
Make sure your child is healthy and ready to head back to school by visiting one of our Primary Care Practices.  Whether its a school physical, sports physical or a driver's license physical, our physicans are here to help.  Every family needs a primary care physician.  You can rely on Sacred Heart HealthCare System's network of primary care offices to deliver personal attention and continuity of care. Our primary care offices are conveniently located throughout the Lehigh Valley.  For a list of our primary care offices, click here.

Sacred Heart Pediatric Clinic Offering Extended Hours

The Sacred Heart Pediatric office located in the Sigal Center for Family Medicine, Suite 202, has expanded their office hours to better serve patients.
The expanded office hours are:
Monday:          8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.*
Tuesday;        8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday:  8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday:       8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.*
Friday:             8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:        9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.* 
*Expanded Hours

The dedicated staff offers quality care for infants, children, and adolescents up to 18 years of age. Pediatric services include:
• Well baby and child visits
• Required immunizations
• Early periodic screening development tests (EPSDT)
• Physical examinations for daycare, school, camp, learner’s permits and working papers
• Comprehensive health services structured for adolescents and teenagers
• Specialized expertise and information for children with asthma and allergies

Call to schedule an appointment:  610-776-4767.

 

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