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Augustana Health Care Center of Apple Valley Joins ATTAX Campaign to Promote Excellence with Stratis Health

July 17, 2013

apple-valley-health-care-center-ATTAX-campaign.jpgA focus on residents‚ health and satisfaction at Augustana Health Care Center of Apple Valley led the care center to join the Stratis Health Acting Together to Achieve Excellence Campaign (ATTAX). The ATTAX campaign will instill quality and performance practices aimed at attacking and eliminating healthcare-acquired conditions and improving resident satisfaction at Minnesota care centers. Supporting the development of strategies for overall quality will be at the heart of this work. In addition, specific emphasis on improving dementia care and preventing pressure ulcers, falls and urinary tract infections, along with resources, will be integral to the campaign.

Being a part of the Stratis group gives us the opportunity to focus even more intently on improving the lives of people who live and work at the Augustana Health Care Center of Apple Valley, says Director of Nursing Brenda Liker.

The campaign is supported by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is being led by Stratis Health, Minnesota‚ a Medicare quality improvement organization. CMS has made transformational quality improvement a priority across the country and this is such exciting work that we are able to continue as the quality improvement organization with nursing homes in Minnesota, says Jane Pederson, MD, director, medical affairs, Stratis Health.