TULARE – Tulare Regional Medical Center has announced recognition from the California Department of Vital Records for quality and accuracy.
Tulare Regional Medical Center was recognized for complete recording of birth certificate data by the California Department of Vital Records. Vital Records requires recording of 14 critical values including, date of mother’s first prenatal visit to fetal presentation at birth. The 14 critical values are used to predict and prevent childhood health risks. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) sets a standard for reporting missing values, based on the percentages reported nationally. California presents awards to hospitals for complete recording of birth certificate data if the hospital is at or below the state average for all 14 items.
The award was presented to Tulare Regional Medical Center Health Information Management Employees; Maria Gargano and Brenda Perez. Maria Gargano has been employed in the Health Information Management Department for nearly 10 years and Brenda Perez for just under two years.
“This is another example of Tulare Regional Medical Center employee’s commitment to quality,” said Tony Jones, chief restructuring officer.