Names & Notes

IVH recognized for healthcare quality

The Iowa Veterans Home has been named to the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll to recognize its performance on the Nursing Home Compare long-stay quality measures. Nursing homes on Nursing Home Quality Collaborative Honor Roll have achieved a quality measure composite score of six or less for at least one quarter, which has aligned with the top 10 percent of nursing homes in the U.S.

“Nursing homes on the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll have demonstrated a focus on safety and quality,” said Deanna Curry, Telligen Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization quality improvement manager. “We applaud the hard work of the Iowa Veterans Home and its commitment to its residents and staff to provide excellent long-term care.”

The NNHQCC led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and QIN-QIOs, launched in April 2015 with the mission to improve care for the 1.4 million nursing home residents across the United States.

NNHQCC strives to instill sustainable quality and performance improvement practices, eliminate health care-acquired conditions and improve resident satisfaction and safety by focusing on the systems that impact quality. These systems can include staffing, operations, communication, leadership, compliance, clinical models, quality of life indicators and specific clinical outcomes such as mobility, inappropriate antipsychotic use for persons living with dementia and health care-associated infections.

Wayward Social upgrades technology for entertainment

Wayward Social, a Marshalltown bowling alley and bar, is undergoing exciting new renovations that include more entertainment options for clientele. To enhance the entertainment of the venue, Wayward Social is adding an arcade, outdoor patio, restaurant, shuffle board area and much more. As part of the renovation, Mechdyne is installing the audiovisual technology throughout the building.

The installation of AV technology at Wayward Social achieves the goal of being an entertainment venue, while increasing the overall functionality and control for end-users throughout building. The technology includes:

• High-definition flat panel monitors to show pricing information, announcements and advertising

• A distributed audio system used for paging or program-wide audio

• High-definition projectors displaying TV or presentations during meetings and events

• A control system that displays power controls, display selection, volume and channel selection

The renovations of Wayward Social are taking place in phases, but when the project is complete, they will be able to offer a more visual and interactive space for guests to enjoy a variety of entertainment, not just bowling.

Southridge Specialty Care makes national honor roll

Southridge Specialty Care in Marshalltown has been named to the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll to recognize its performance on the Nursing Home Compare long-stay quality measures. Nursing homes on the Nursing Home Quality Collaborative Honor Roll have achieved a quality measure composite score which is aligned with the top 10 percent of nursing homes in the U.S.

“Nursing homes on the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll have demonstrated a focus on safety and quality,” said Deanna Curry, Telligen Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization quality improvement manager. “We applaud the hard work of Southridge Specialty Care and its commitment to its residents and staff to provide excellent long-term care.”

NNHQCC strives to instill sustainable quality and performance improvement practices, eliminate health care-acquired conditions and improve resident satisfaction and safety by focusing on the systems that impact quality. These systems can include staffing, operations, communication, leadership, compliance, clinical models, quality of life indicators and specific clinical outcomes such as mobility, inappropriate antipsychotic use for persons living with dementia and health care-associated infections.

Specialty Care is an 82-bed skilled nursing facility offering rehabilitation services, skilled nursing care, long term care and hospice care. It is owned and operated by Care Initiatives, Iowa’s largest not-for-profit senior care and hospice care provider. With headquarters in West Des Moines, Care Initiatives and Care Initiatives Hospice operate 55 skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s/dementia, assisted living and hospice locations throughout Iowa.

Mid-American Wine Competition awards medals to Buzzed Bee Meadery

ANKENY — Buzzed Bee Meadery, Inc. received a Gold medal, including a Sweepstakes nomination for its Honey Wine-Meads, a Silver medal and two Bronze medals at the 12th Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny.

“These regional wines continue to get better and better every year,” Bob Foster, director of the Mid-American Wine Competition said. “These are high quality, affordable and available wines that wine enthusiasts should try.”

The competition was held July 14-16 and included wines from 15 Midwestern states. Veteran wine judges from throughout the United States awarded 70 Gold medals, 171 Silver medals and 150 Bronze medals. Full results can be found at www.midamericanwine.org.

“This marks the 12th consecutive year of the MAWC and this year we saw about 500 entries, many of them of serious quality and from an increasingly diverse set of new varieties,” Chief Judge Doug Frost, of Kansas City, said. “Beyond that, the regional wine industry offers great destination tourism and is having an expanding impact upon local economies and area wineries.”

Shrivastava, MD joins McFarland Clinic Pediatrics Department

McFarland Clinic recently announced Shilpi Shrivastava, MD joined the McFarland Marshalltown Pediatrics Department. She sees patients at the 312 E Main St., office.

Shrivastava completed a pediatrics residency at Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J. She completed her medical degree at Patna Medical College and Hospital in Patna, India.

Shrivastava provides the following services: Well child care starting at birth up to age 21; Adolescent health and preventative services; Treatment for minor injuries, lacerations, sprains and strains; Immunizations; Care for acute illnesses; Treatment of chronic conditions and Sports physicals.

Shrivastava is accepting new patients.

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