Congratulations to UofL Health – Peace Hospital on being awarded the Kentucky Hospital Association Quality Award for the eighth time in ten years.
This award honors hospital leadership and innovation in quality, safety, and commitment to patient care.
Peace Hospital was honored to be recognized for its collaboration with UofL Health –Jewish Hospital – Trager Transplant Center. The adult outpatient staff have coordinated with the transplant center and Loretta Jophlin, M.D., Ph.D., to create a new approach to treating patients diagnosed with alcoholic associated hepatitis (AAH) who require a liver transplant. Patients from the transplant center are referred for a psychosocial evaluation with a licensed therapist at Peace Hospital. Peace Hospital uses an integrated tool to assess and utilizes motivational interviewing upon initial and follow-up contact with the patient to provide recommendations around what treatment the patient can participate in simultaneously with the transplant.
Regarding the assistance with one particular patient, Dr. Jophlin wrote to the licensed social worker at Peace Hospital, “He would have been just a memory for his wife and never known by his son if it wasn’t for you. Together, our team and his donor saved his life, and he now has a second chance. Thank you so much.”
The award was presented at the Kentucky Hospital Association’s 93rd Annual Conference which was held May 16-18.