KCH recognized for Healthcare Quality!

Knox Community Hospital is recognized for Healthcare Quality ACHIEVING THE SAFECARE Group®

100 SAFECARE HOSPITALS® in the 100 - 400 beds Category

100 SafeCare Hospitals® represent the nation’s top performing hospitals in 40 evidence-based metrics of the Affordable Care Act. The selection was based upon superior hospital performance with HCAHPS, Core Measures, 30-Day Mortality rates, 30-Day Readmissions, Complications Rates in Medical and Surgical Care, Medical and Surgical Infections. If all U.S. hospitals attained the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® level, more than 400,000 patient deaths and millions of preventable complications would have been prevented.

“Knox Community Hospital is recognized for exemplary level of performance in the evidence-based metrics of value based care, low readmissions, and patient safety,”

—says Dr. Yisrael Safeek, MD, MBA, Founder and Chairman of The SafeCare Group®.

“Congratulations to the hospital’s leadership and staff on achieving 100 SafeCare Hospitals.”  

About 100 SafeCare Hospitals®

Unlike other designations, 100 SafeCare Hospitals® is not an award, it is an earned distinction. 100 SafeCare Hospitals® is not based upon name recognition, or obsolete and irrelevant metrics, or a mere subset of complications. 100 SafeCare Hospitals® consist of hospitals that excel in the comprehensive, evidence-based metrics of Hospital Value Based Program (HVBP), Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), and Hospital-Acquire Conditions Reduction Program (HACRP). Hospitals that perform poorly on these evidence-based metrics receive a financial penalty from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services. Only about six percent of US hospitals can earn 100 SafeCare Hospitals® distinction.

About the SafeCare Group

The SafeCare Group (http://www.safecaregroup.com/about-us.html) was founded in 2010 to help hospitals excel in the areas of Patient Safety, Quality, and Efficiency through best-in-class PQE software, high quality people, and value-added services. We created and published the CAUTI Bundle, and the “I AM FOR SAFETY” 12-point Surgical Checklist. SafeCare software help hospitals improve HVBP, HRRP, and HACRP, and keep hospitals compliant with Joint Commission standards. The SafeCare Group is also the publisher of SafeCare ® magazine.


Contact: The SafeCare Group | 1890 Star Shoot Parkway | Suite170 | Lexington KY, 40509 | support@safecaregroup.com