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Legacy giveaways may be part of Amazon recall - 08/17/17

Subhead: Public is asked to dispose of solar glasses

Portland, Ore. (Aug. 17, 2017). By now, many people are aware of the recall of solar glasses issued by Amazon. Unfortunately, Legacy Health has learned that some of the recalled glasses may have been given out to the public at several Legacy Health events. Anyone who received solar glasses during a public event at any Legacy location should throw those glasses away and obtain new glasses.

There are two kinds of solar glasses given away by Legacy Health at clinic locations that ARE SAFE to use. Solar glasses given away at any of the Legacy Devers Eye Institute clinics over the past month meet ISO standards and are safe to use. Solar glasses given away at any of the Legacy/GoHealth Urgent Care clinics over the past month meet ISO standards and are safe to use.

Only glasses given out at public events may be unsafe. If someone is unsure of where they received their glasses, they are encouraged to dispose of them and get new glasses that meet safety standards.

Attached Media Files: Solar_Glasses_Recall_release.pdf
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center first and only hospital in Oregon to achieve all Hospital Transformation Performance Program quality measures - 08/07/17

(Gresham, OR)--Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center is ranked as the top performing hospital in Oregon on key quality and safety performance measures according to the Hospital Transformation Performance Program (HTPP) Year 3 Report released by Oregon Health Authority. Legacy Mount Hood is the first and only hospital in Oregon to meet all 11 HTPP quality performance measures.

"Delivering quality care is central to our mission and a strategic priority for Legacy Health," said Legacy's Chief Medical Officer Lewis Low, M.D. "The state's HTPP program has guided where we focus our quality improvement initiatives and human capital resources so that we continue to advance patient care and clinical safety, especially in areas measured by the HTPP program," said Low.

Legacy Mount Hood is rated the top-performing hospital in Oregon with 100% achievement of the HTPP measures. "Achieving all 11 performance measures reflects tremendous dedication and clinical leadership to do the intensive work of process improvement and the willingness of our clinical teams to embrace change and apply best practices to deliver the best care to our patients," said Gretchen Nichols, RN, president of Legacy Mount Hood.

Legacy Health's four participating hospitals all made advances improving quality and achieving performance measures. Legacy Good Samaritan and Legacy Meridian Park achieved 75% of the performance measures. Legacy Mount Hood and Legacy Meridian Park were among ten top-performing hospitals in health care associated infections with zero central line associated bloodstream infections. Legacy Mount Hood leads all hospitals in medication safety communication. Legacy Emanuel is a top 5 performer for behavior health, and they achieved 7 of 11 performance targets.

HTPP is a state-based quality incentive program for Oregon's Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) hospitals. Hospitals earn financial awards when they meet or show significant improvements in the 11 performance metrics. Oregon Health Authority will award $87.4 million in incentive payments from pooled funds for Year 3 (2015-2016) based on performance data. Legacy Health's four participating hospitals earned a total of $16.2 million in incentive performance awards. The HTPP incentive pooled funds are generated from a hospital provider assessment tax on Oregon's 28 DRG hospitals.

Click here to read the OHA HTPP Year 3 Performance Report.

About Legacy Health
Legacy Health is Oregon's only locally-owned nonprofit health-care organization with nearly 13,000 employees serving you where you work, live, and play. An integrated network of care providers from over 100 Legacy Medical Group primary care, urgent care and specialty care clinics, to seven community-based and nationally recognized hospitals including Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, and Legacy Silverton Medical Center. Legacy provides a vigorous research program at its state-of-the-art Legacy Research Institute and extensive medical testing at Legacy Laboratory Services.

Attached Media Files: Legacy Health HTPP News Release