The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) has just given its sought-after Quality Care Award for 2012-2013 to The Cystic Fibrosis Center of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.
Established back in 2008, the Foundation’s Quality Care Award served to give due recognition to cystic fibrosis (CF) centers that have consistently shown their dedication to bettering the standard of care rendered to individuals living with this hereditary disorder. The CFF included The Cystic Fibrosis Center in their list of this award’s six deserving recipients, for continuously meeting the following quality care standards:
- Using clinical outcomes data to identify opportunities for improvement and documenting results of efforts.
- Aligning improvement efforts to result in measureable improvement in important clinical outcomes.
- Consistently and actively involving patients and families in identifying, designing and/or implementing improvement efforts. Employing innovative strategies to improve care processes and outcomes.
- Implementing system changes that result in high reliability of care process.
The chief of the division of pediatric pulmonology and CF, and the director of the awarded Cystic Fibrosis Center, Dr. Thomas F. Scanlin, said that the past few years of providing specialized care for patients with CF and their families, have been an honor.
In the US, the Cystic Fibrosis Center proudly stands as one of the few front runners in programs focused on pulmonary function and nutrition in patients with CF. It is one of three Level 3 CF centers accredited by the CFF in New Jersey. Their Adult CF Program was previously certified by the CFF back in 2007, and is currently one of the 96 foundation-accredited programs in the country catering to adults living with CF.
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