St. Joseph Hospital - Redwood Memorial Hospital
About Us News Room Careers Contact Us
I Want to Find Our Doctors Our Services For Patients For Visitors For Community
Home About Us News Room News 2009 St. Joseph Hospital chosen to participate in national language collaborative
News Room
News
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
St. Joseph Hospital chosen to participate in national language collaborative
Orvamae Emmerson Fund grants $200k to St. Joseph Hospital
Palliative Care makes a difference for patients at St. Joseph Hospital
Team Blueprint raises $20,000 for St. Joseph Hospital construction project
St. Joseph Hospital awarded $35K for patient safety initiative
St. Joseph Hospital surpasses capital campaign $10 million mark
Redwood Memorial Hospital receives Avatar award
Raising the Bar at St. Joseph Hospital
Redwood Memorial named 'Top Ten Healing Hospital'
St. Joseph Hospital debuts gastric electric stimulation
SJHS Recognized with Gallup Great Workplace Award for Third Consecutive Year
St. Joseph Hospital’s rehabilitation unit among top in country
Appropriations bill funds $238k toward St. Joseph Hospital tower in Humboldt County
McLean Foundation announces $2M gift to St. Joseph Hospital Northeast Tower project
2008
HealthScene Community Newsletter - Spring 2012
HealthScene Community Newsletter - Winter 2012
HealthScene Community Newsletter - back issues

Article Sections

Share this page:

Facebook
Twitter
Google +

St. Joseph Hospital chosen to participate in national language collaborative

(From left) Dr. Fazil Saddiqi, Audrey Maynor, Tory Starr, Laura McEwen, Traci Ober and Greta Mund pose in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. recentlySt. Joseph Hospital was recently chosen to participate in the Language Quality Improvement Collaborative (LQIC), placing our hospital on the frontlines of the effort to improve communications between health care providers and patients with limited English proficiency.

"The evidence is clear that language services are essential to ensuring patients with limited English skills receive the highest quality of care possible," said project participant and Language Access Coordinator Audrey Maynor. "Our involvement with this collaborative will guide us in assessing our language access services and making improvements where needed."

Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and staffed by experts from George Washington University, the LQIC gathers together eight hospitals from around the nation to participate in a "learning network" to test new ideas, quantify results and share lessons learned about services for patients who do not speak English.

The LQIC is part of the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative in Humboldt County, led by the Community Health Alliances (CHA) of Humboldt-Del Norte. The mission of CHA is to build a healthy community by managing and promoting a high-quality, cost-effective health care system through partnerships and collaborations.

"Ensuring equitable care is a core value for the Aligning Forces for Quality initiative across the nation and here in Humboldt County," said Laura McEwen, project director of AF4Q in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. "Providing quality care in a patient’s native language is a core feature of equitable care. This is a very promising beginning to the Language Quality Improvement Collaborative."

Team members recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for the kick-off event for the year-long collaborative. Team members included nurse Greta Mund; Dr. Fazil Saddiqi; Revenue Cycle manager Traci Ober; Tory Starr, director Performance Improvement and Outcomes Management; Audrey Maynor; and Laura McEwen.

Caption: (From left) Dr. Fazil Saddiqi, Audrey Maynor, Tory Starr, Laura McEwen, Traci Ober and Greta Mund pose in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. recently.

Related Articles