2014 100 SAFECARE HOSPITALS® Recognition

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New Physician to Join Medical Staff

UMH Releases 2013 Community Highlights

Jan 30, 2015 /

Topic: In the Press

Uvalde Memorial Hospital is recognized as ONE OF 100 SAFECARE Hospitals in Healthcare Quality ACHIEVING THE SAFECARE Group® 2014 100 SAFECARE HOSPITALS® under 100 beds for OVERALL BEST PROCESSES OF CARE, BEST OUTCOMES OF CARE, AND BEST EFFICACY OF CARE

Uvalde Memorial Hospital has received the 2014 100 SafeCare Hospitals® for achieving the best overall performance among 3,500 acute care, nonfederal hospitals. This distinction uniquely identifies the country’s best healthcare institutions based on robust, evidence-based criteria of the Affordable Care Act.

The SafeCare Group analyzed hospitals for the overall lowest risk-standardized 30- Day Mortality rates, lowest 30-Day Readmissions, lowest Complications Rates in Medical and Surgical Care, lowest in-hospital Medical and Surgical Infections, highest Medical and Surgical Processes of Care measures and highest Patient Satisfaction scores.

Only the 100 hospitals under 100 beds with the highest scores made the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® Under 100 Beds list. If all U.S. hospitals attained the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® level, more than 400,000 hospital deaths and close to 5.1 million preventable complications would have been prevented.

“We believe that a listing of outstanding hospitals in the areas of Hospital Value Based Program (HVBP), Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), and Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program (HACRP) would promote strong incentives to improve care, treatments, and services,” says Dr. Yisrael Safeek, MD, MBA, Founder and Chairman of The SafeCare Group®.

About 100 SafeCare Hospitals®

To produce a meaningful ranking of US hospitals, The SafeCare Group® looked to the Affordable Care Act for guidance of an evidence-based framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® rankings. The medical and legal experts who designed, developed, and implemented the Affordable Care Act believed that a listing of outperforming hospitals in the areas of Hospital Value Based Program (HVBP), Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), and Hospital-Acquired Conditions Reduction Program (HACRP) would promote strong incentives to improve care. The SafeCare Group adopted this framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® methodology and created three criteria domains – “Processes of Care”, “Outcomes of Care”, and “Efficacy of Care”. As a result, the 100 SafeCare Hospitals® utilized a methodology that is firmly rooted and grounded on nationally recognized, evidence-based metrics and data.

About the SafeCare Group

The SafeCare Group® (www.safecaregroup.com) 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. The SafeCare Group created and published the CAUTI Bundle (used internationally), and the “I AM FOR SAFETY” 12-point Surgical Checklist as required by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid, as well as several checklists to avoid hospital falls and decubitus ulcers. The SafeCare Group suite of software help hospitals improve HVBP, HRRP, and HACRP, and keep hospitals compliant with regulatory standards. The SafeCare Group published its first 100 SafeCare Hospitals® listing with the 2013 100 SafeCare Hospitals® to recognize hospitals that excel in evidence based areas that are required under the Affordable Care Act.

Oct 14, 2014 /

Topic: Health & Wellness

  • HEB PHARMACY  201 E. Main St, Uvalde, Texas  (830) 278-2581
  • WALGREENS PHARMACY 250 E. Main St, Uvalde, Texas  (830) 278-3915
  • WALMART PHARMACY  3100 E. Main St, Uvalde, Texas  (830) 278-6221
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH DEVELOPMENT, INC.  200 Evans St, Uvalde, Texas  (830) 278-7105
  • SOUTH TEXAS URGENT CARE CENTER  3040 E. Main St, Uvalde, Texas  (830) 278-1166
  • PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS  Call your physician's office.
Jun 20, 2014 /

Topic: In the Press

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Uvalde Family Practice Association and Uvalde Memorial Hospital are pleased to announce Lawrence P. (L.P.) Wegrzyn, M.D. will be joining the medical staff team in August 2014. Dr. Wegrzyn will enter Uvalde Family Practice Association with R. Steve Garza, M.D. and Richard B. Lutton, M.D. where he will practice family medicine and obstetrics. Dr. Wegrzyn will join Chérie L. Hauptmeier, D.O. who will be entering the same practice in August, as well and Erika B. Garcia, M.D. who will be joining Garner Field Family Medicine Practice in August.

"We are very excited to bring these two young doctors to Uvalde to join Dr. Garza and I,” stated Lutton, M.D.  “We've fully renovated the office and are ready to welcome more young families to our practice."

“I love the city, the clinic, and hospital and am looking forward to getting established in time for dove and deer seasons,” stated Wegrzyn, M.D. regarding his move to Uvalde.

Born in Denver and raised in Broomfield, Colorado, Dr. Wegrzyn graduated from the University Of Colorado Denver School Of Medicine after completing his undergraduate degree at Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

With expertise in family medicine, from newborn to geriatric care, and women’s health and obstetrics, Wegrzyn completed his medical residency at CHRISTUS Spohn in Corpus Christi, Texas where he currently resides. Wegrzyn and his wife Alexandra Tarski Wegrzyn, formerly of Uvalde, and their two daughters, Olivia, age 4, and Charlotte, age 18 months, will all move to Uvalde.

“My wife was raised in Uvalde and I spent time with the practice during medical school. Doctors Lutton and Garza both trained at my residency program and we stayed in touch throughout my residency.  I was excited at the chance to join the practice when I realized that such a great opportunity was available in Uvalde for me and my family,” stated Wegrzyn, M.D.

“Dr. Lutton and I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Dr. Wegrzyn for more than three years.  He completed a medical student externship in Family Medicine with us, and let it be known that he was interested in returning to join our practice after graduation from medical school and completing his residency.  We are so pleased to welcome him and his family back to Uvalde,” stated Garza, M.D.

Dr. Wegrzyn will begin seeing patients August 4 and is currently accepting applications for new patients. New patient applications can be submitted to Uvalde Family Practice Association located at 1800 Garner Field Road. For additional information on becoming a patient please contact the Uvalde Family Practice Association office at 830-278-4453.

Jan 6, 2014 /

Topic: Community Relations

At Uvalde Memorial Hospital our mission is to promote the healing of those we serve by providing compassionate, high-quality healthcare. We’re delighted to share some of the many ways we fulfilled that mission in 2013.
2013 Community Highlights