Lehigh Regional Medical Center Leads in Many Qaulity Core Measures of Patient Care

LEHIGH ACRES, FL (November 21, 2012) Based on national data collected by the Joint Commission to compare the quality of treatment provided to patients for various conditions, Lehigh Regional Medical Center does better than its competitors in Lee County, and better than state and national averages in a number of core measures.

These are examples of the overall core measure scores* reported for heart attack care, heart failure care, pneumonia care, and surgical care improvement.

  Lehigh Regional Gulf Coast Lee Memorial FL State Average National Average
Heart Attack Care - Given statin prescription at discharge 100 % 95 % 91 % 98 % 97 %
Heart Failure Care - Given discharge instructions 83 %  66 % 63 % 93 % 92 %
Pnemonia Care - Given most appropriate initial antibiotic 100 % 90 % 90 % 97 % 94 %
Surgical Care Improvement - Patients who got treatment at right time to prevent blood clots 99 % 84 % 97 % 99 % 98 %

*The Joint Commission Quality Check, Oct 2010- Sept 2011

“We are very proud of the quality of care our patients receive”, said Joanie Jeannette, CEO, Lehigh Regional. “We have excellent nursing staff, and all the associates strive to provide our patients with the best health care and great personal service. I am pleased to see these quality measure scores are reflecting our dedication to the good health of the community”

Lehigh regional is an 88 bed acute care hospital providing the following services: general surgery, orthopedics/joint replacement, gastroenterology, urology, cardiovascular diagnosis and imaging, dermatology, diabetes care, wound care, ENT, Heart failure care, infusion, neurology care, pulmonary medicine, allergy care physical therapy, rehabilitation, sleep medicine, gynecology, kidney disorders, lab services, ICU and ER.

For more information call Diann Cimring at (239) 368-4442.