Key Initiatives

Kansas on the CUSP

Community HealthCare System (CHCS), in partnership with the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC), Kansas Medical Society (KMS), Kansas Hospital Association (KHA), and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, is participating in a groundbreaking national patient safety program to reduce central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in hospital units using the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP). CUSP is transforming care and patient safety in hospital units by improving patient safety culture and practices.

CHCS aims to improve care through the use of the CUSP model, developed by Peter Pronovost, M.D., and others at the Johns Hopkins Quality and Safety Research Group, across all areas of its patient care environment.

Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes

CHCS is making a difference in the lives of the residents entrusted to its care by focusing on the eight goals of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign: (1) maintain a stable workforce, (2) consistent assignments, (3) restraint-free, (4) pressure ulcer prevention, (5) pain prevention, (6) advanced care planning, (7) resident/family satisfaction survey and quality improvement, and (8) staff satisfaction (simply stated, happy staff equals happy residents).

Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) Program

Through this initiative CHCS is making strides to improve care to our congestive heart failure and pneumonia patients. The Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting (IQR) program is intended to equip consumers with quality of care information to make more informed decisions about healthcare options. It is also intended to encourage hospitals and clinicians to improve the quality of inpatient care provided to all patients.

Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR)

The Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program is a quality data reporting program implemented by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for outpatient hospital services. This program is modeled on the IQR Program.  Through this initiative CHCS is making efforts to improve care to our myocardial infarction and stroke patients.

Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQUIP)

The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project is a new initiative of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to support all Critical Access Hospitals in implementing quality improvement (QI) initiatives.  Through this new program we will report rural-relevant quality measures to develop a national bench-marking system that will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of rural QI initiatives and to identify QI best practices.

Contact Us

Community HealthCare System

Quality Department

Contact Name: Lorraine Meyer

Phone: 785-889-5014