2018 Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality
The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. The HEI scoring criteria rates hospitals and healthcare facilities on policies and best practices in LGBTQ patient centered care in four key areas: Non-discrimination and staff training; Patient services and support; Employee benefits and policies; and Patient and community engagement. Facilities that meet the Core Four criteria earn the “2016 Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality” status.
2018 New Orleans CityBusiness Best Places to Work
Tulane Health System was recognized by New Orleans CityBusiness as one of its 2018 Best Places to Work based on factors such as benefits, diversity and employee satisfaction.
2019 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital
IBM Watson Health™ recognizes this hospital in its annual study identifying top U.S. hospitals for inpatient cardiovascular services. The 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in this study consistently outperformed other facilities on clinical outcomes, efficiency and 30-day readmissions, providing higher quality at a lower cost.
2019 Get With The Guidelines® Stroke - Gold Plus Honor Roll Elite Plus
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizes this hospital for achieving 85% or higher compliance with all Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Achievement Measures and 75% or higher compliance with five or more Get With The Guidelines® Stroke Quality Measures for two or more consecutive years and achieving Thrombolytic Therapy ≤ 60 minutes 75% and ≤ 45 minutes in 50% of applicable acute ischemic stroke patients improve the quality of patient care and outcomes.
2019 Top Workplace by The Advocate/Times-Picayune
The Advocate/Times-Picayune_ partnered with Energage, which conducts Top Workplaces surveys for 50 major metro news organizations and surveyed more than 2.5 million employees at more than 7,000 business organizations in 2018. Workplaces were evaluated by their employees using a short, 24-question survey to assess standout companies in the New Orleans region.
Comprehensive Stroke Center
This facility has been awarded the Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Designation by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent organization that awards a Certificate of Distinction to primary stroke centers and comprehensive stroke centers that make exceptional efforts to foster better patient outcomes related to stroke care. These certification programs were developed in collaboration with the Brain Attack Coalition.
Accreditations and Certifications
Aetna Institute of Quality®
Aetna Institutes of Quality® (IOQ) recognizes this facility for consistently deliverying evidence-based, quality care for its cardiac rhythm program. Facilities earn IOQ status for showing a high level of quality but also for efficiency in procedures. Aetna measures many factors, like the level of care patients receive, how often patients return to the hospital after surgery and more.
CAP Laboratory Accreditation
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. Designed to go well beyond regulatory compliance, the program helps laboratories achieve the highest standards of excellence to positively impact patient care. The program is based on rigorous accreditation standards that are translated into detailed and focused checklist requirements. The checklists, which provide a quality practice blueprint for laboratories to follow, are used by the inspection teams as a guide to assess the overall management and operation of the laboratory.
Certified Carotid Artery Stenting Facility by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
The national coverage determination (NCD) for carotid artery stenting requires, as a condition of coverage, that all facilities be certified by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to perform carotid artery stenting procedures. To become initially certified, facilities submit a written affidavit attesting that they meet the minimum standards outlined in the NCD. These standards include physician training, facility device inventory and support, and data collection to evaluate outcomes during a required reevaluation period.
Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI
The Accredited Chest Pain Center at this hospital has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care’s accreditation review specialists. Key areas in which an Accredited Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include the following: Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system; Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly; Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms; Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures; Ensuring the competence and training of Accredited Chest Pain Center personnel; Maintaining organizational structure and commitment; Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care; and Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack.
Accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) means that this hospital has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review. IAC accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indication that the facility has been carefully critiqued on all aspects of its operations considered relevant by medical experts in the field of Echocardiography.
Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT)
Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy is a non-profit corporation co-founded by the International Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) and the American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) for the purposes of voluntary inspection and accreditation in the field of cellular therapy. FACT is an international accreditation body that addresses all quality aspects of cellular therapy treatments. Organizations that achieve FACT accreditation have developed and implemented a foundation of high-quality practices that result in cell products and patient care that are sought after by physicians and patients.
The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities meeting ACR Practice Guidelines and Technical Standards after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs are assessed. The findings are reported to the ACR Committee on Accreditation, which subsequently provides the practice with a comprehensive report they can use for continuous practice improvement.
MBSAQIP Bariatric Surgery Program Accreditation
To earn the MBSAQIP designation, this hospital met essential criteria for staffing, training and facility infrastructure and protocols for care, ensuring its ability to support patients with severe obesity. The hospital also participates in a national data registry that yields semiannual reports on the quality of its processes and outcomes, identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement. The standards are specified in the MBSAQIP Resources for Optimal Care of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Patient 2014, published by the ACS and ASMBS.
MedSun Certificate for Outstanding Contribution in Promoting Patient Safety With Medical Devices
Tulane Medical Center is recognized for quality control that positively impacts patients on a national level. This certificate was awarded by the Food and Drug Administration and MedSun Patient Safety Staff for an outstanding report on a skull clamp which resulted in a National Safety Communication.
The Commission on Cancer Accreditation
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) Accreditation Program encourages hospitals, treatment centers, and other facilities to improve their quality of patient care through various cancer-related programs. These programs focus on prevention, early diagnosis, pretreatment evaluation, staging, optimal treatment, rehabilitation, surveillance for recurrent disease, support services, and end-of-life care. The availability of a full range of medical services along with a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care at accredited cancer programs has resulted in approximately 80 percent of all newly diagnosed cancer patients being treated in CoC-accredited cancer programs.
The Joint Commission National Quality Approval
This hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes this hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.