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Long Beach Hospitals Join Federal Initiative To Enhance Patient Care Quality
Long Beach Business Journal

Local hospitals have joined about 400 California hospitals in a federal initiative to improve their quality of patient care. According to the California Hospital Association, the “Partnership for Patients” initiative, created by Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), requires that hospitals in its program achieve two quality improvement goals by the end of 2013. First, they must work to decrease injuries and infections that can spread during treatment by 40 percent compared to 2010. Second, they must reduce patient readmissions by 20 percent compared to 2010 by improving their aftercare.