OMPRO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of health care.
CONTACT: Beth Heinrich of OMPRO, Oregon's Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations, +1-503-382-3952
In partnership with the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems and the Office of Rural Health at Oregon Health & Science University, OMPRO has created the Oregon Hospital Quality Awards.
Sponsors Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems Office of Rural Health OMPRO CONTACT: Beth Heinrich Public Relations Specialist 503-382-3952
In addition to promoting consumer use of the Web site tool, OMPRO
is working with Oregon nursing homes.
OMPRO, an independent quality improvement organization (QIO) under contract with CMS, is working together with local home health agencies to improve the quality of care and help consumers to use the quality performance data.
OMPRO is pleased to support the quality improvement work of Oregon home health agencies," said Priscilla Swanson, RN, OMPRO home health project coordinator, "It's rewarding to work with such a committed and caring group of professionals.
is pleased to support the quality improvement work of Oregon home health agencies," said Ruth Medak, MD, OMPRO
senior clinical coordinator, "It's rewarding to work with such a committed and caring group of professionals.
OMPRO has been working under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services since 1998 on national projects to help providers and physicians adopt recommended practices and develop systems of care to improve the 22 quality indicators.
Shute points out that QIOs, such as OMPRO, only serve as facilitators and provide resources for improvement.
In its effort to improve quality, OMPRO has partnered with organizations that represent the nursing homes and the interests of the residents as well as with individual nursing homes across the state.
We look forward to this new relationship with OMPRO," said Margaret Murphy Carley, Deputy Director of the Oregon Health Care Association, which represents 99 nursing homes in Oregon.