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GSS in Pine River participates in learning collaborative

Posted: December 12, 2012 - 6:34pm

■ GSS in Pine River participates

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PINE RIVER — Good Samaritan Society (GSS) — Pine River has joined the Stratis Health Acting Together to Achieve Excellence campaign (ATTAX).

The Pine River GSS will participate in this campaign designed to ensure that every nursing home resident receives the highest quality of care.

The ATTAX campaign will instill quality and performance improvement practices aimed at attacking and eliminating healthcare acquired conditions and improving resident satisfaction in Minnesota nursing homes.

Supporting the development of strategies for overall quality will be at the heart of this work as well as specific emphasis and resources on improving dementia care and preventing pressure ulcers, falls and urinary tract infections.

Successes and best practices from the group will be shared with the Minnesota nursing home community over the next few years.

“Being a part of this group gives us the opportunity to focus even more intently on improving the lives of the people who live and work in our community of care,” said Campus Administrator Karen Prososki in an email release.

The work is supported by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is being led by Stratis Health, Minnesota’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization.

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services, with more than 240 communities across the country.

GSS’s mission is to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”