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atom Alliance Launches Diabetes Education in Alabama

June 14th, 2016|

atom Alliance Launches Diabetes Education in Alabama
Alabama has the 4th highest rate of adult diabetes in the nation. While the national average is 10.1%, Alabama is at 12.9%. However, the Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF) is taking strides to decrease this rate as part of the atom Alliance Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement

Wellness Coordinators Focus Care on Patients’ Mind and Body

June 6th, 2016|

Unity Physician Partners and Centerstone Health Partners share the belief that a person’s mind and body are not separate. What affects one, affects the other.

Reducing Restraints One Resident at a Time

April 20th, 2016|

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are 1.4 million residents living in the nation’s 15,600 nursing homes. Restraints are used on far too many, often under the misguided notion that they keep residents safe from falls.

Reaching for the Stars: Nursing Home Uses CMS Change Package to Significantly Improve Quality

March 22nd, 2016|

Roger Mynatt settled into a local Starbucks to drink coffee, get some work done and do a little soul searching. He got his latte, found a good spot to sit and fired up his laptop. The first place he went online was to Nursing Home Compare to check his facility’s star rating.

Laying the Foundation for Medication Safety Work

December 21st, 2015|

Contracted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMs), atom Alliance began work to improve medication safety in 2015 with significant opportunities to partner with healthcare providers to improve patient care.

Jefferson County Nursing Home Achieves National Quality Goal

December 14th, 2015|

Sandra Simpson is the Director of Nursing for Jefferson County Nursing Home in Fayette, Mississippi. She has been there 18 years and loves what she does. She, her staff and her residents also love that their facility has maintained a composite score of less than 6.00 for most of the last four years.

Tennessee Agency Awards Corley Roberts Partner of the Year

October 8th, 2015|

More than 200 people gathered at the Jackson, Tenn., Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Sept. 29, for Southwest Tennessee Development District’s (SWTDD) Annual Board of Directors Meeting and Awards Banquet to recognize individuals and organizations

Passion of One Woman for Rural Care Creates New Community in Indiana

July 20th, 2015|

In August 2013, JoAnn Burke moved back to her small, rural hometown of Tipton, Indiana, in anticipation of her retirement within a few short years. She saw a need for improved care for the aging population, which she had observed visiting family there for years.

When she learned that Tipton would soon have the third oldest population in the state, her resolve to make improvements became stronger.

Free Class Brings Peace to Memphian and Helps Her Dramatically Lower Her Blood Sugar

July 7th, 2015|

When she was first diagnosed and started to learn about the damage diabetes could do if it is not controlled, Tennessee resident Doris McKinley was scared.

Diabetes Self-Management Education Empowers Mississippians

May 22nd, 2015|

In the United States, 18.8 million people are diagnosed with diabetes, and an estimated seven million people remain undiagnosed, according to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet.

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