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Rapides Regional receives "Capstone Quality Award"

Rapides Regional Medical Center has received the 2011 Louisiana Hospital Capstone Quality Award


This award recognizes Rapides Regional Medical Center as one of only 24 hospitals in the state for achieving certain improvements in the quality of health care given to their patients. This is the fifth year in a row that RRMC has received such an award. from eQHealth Solutions.

Previously titled the Louisiana Hospital Quality Awards – with designated levels of Platinum, Gold and Silver - the Louisiana Hospital Capstone Quality Awards are based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ inpatient quality initiatives and recognize hospital achievement in appropriate care for patients with diagnoses of:

  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Surgical care

The award was presented on May 3 in Baton Rouge.
“This award once again shows that Rapides Regional Medical Center uses evidence-based practices to assure that consistent medical care for all patients is carried out,” said Babson Fresh, M.D., Rapides Regional Medical Center’s vice president of medical affairs. “Our combined efforts were successful in improving the quality of care provided to our patients.

“We are proud of the quality initiatives being carried out here. We are realizing direct benefits as patient health improves and lives are saved,” Fresh said.

Rapides Regional Medical Center is a 320 bed acute care hospital located in Alexandria, La., serving as the first choice in healthcare for families in approximately 16 central Louisiana parishes. Our mission is to provide high quality, efficient and compassionate health care services for our patients and community through the efforts of our employees, physicians and volunteers.

Rapides Regional Medical Center has provided state-of-the-art, comprehensive medical services to our community for more than 100 years. Our campus is home to Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Rapides Cancer Center, Rapides Heart Center, Rapides Outpatient Center, Rapides Regional Trauma Center, a 26-bed emergency department, NICU, PICU and ICU. Read about these services and more at rapidesregional.com.

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