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Mount Nittany named top performer

STATE COLLEGE — Out of more than 100 participating hospitals, Mount Nittany Medical Center has been named a top performer in non-critical care in the Glycemic Control Electronic Quality Improvement Program (eQUIPS) for Fall 2020 by the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Kristin Thelen, clinical pharmacist, Mount Nittany Medical Center, is the chair of the Inpatient Glycemic Control Workgroup at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

“Being named a top performer compared to over 100 other hospitals who have a specific interest in glycemic control is a huge achievement,” shares Jan Ulbrecht, MD, endocrinologist, Mount Nittany Physician Group. “Glycemic control is important in preventing and reducing complications for our patients with diabetes. Thank you to our outstanding team of providers and staff at Mount Nittany Health who are dedicated to glycemic control to help our patients.”

The Society of Hospital Medicine’s Glycemic Control eQUIPS program provides hospitals with a performance tracking and benchmarking resource as well as other tools and support to optimize care for patients facing glycemic control-related problems.

The Society of Hospital Medicine conducts a bi-annual report comparing point of care data among over 100 participating hospitals across the nation. To be recognized as a top performer in the Glycemic Control eQUIPS program, a hospital must meet the following criteria:

–Have at least the past six months of data uploaded to the program data center.

–Be in the top quartile for glycemic control and hypoglycemia, which requires:

–Above average performance as compared to other program hospitals.

–Placement in a minimum of three of five top quartiles in critical care and/or non-critical care.

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