Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital
Local Physician Receives Honorary Degree
From the American Academy of Family Physicians
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Paulo Rosa De Andrade, MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Wakeeney, KS, has achieved the Degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the national medical association representing nearly 124,900 family physicians, residents and medical students.
Established in 1971, the AAFP Degree of Fellow recognizes family physicians who
have distinguished themselves through service to family medicine and ongoing professional development. This year’s fellowship class brings the total number of AAFP Fellows to more than 17,000 nationwide. AAFP Fellowship entitles the physician to use the honorary designation, “Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians,” or “F.A.A.F.P.”
Criteria for receiving the AAFP Degree of Fellow consist of a minimum of six years of membership in the organization, extensive continuing medical education, participation in public service programs outside medical practice, conducting original research and serving as a teacher in family medicine.
Long Term Care 5 Star Award
The Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital Long Term Care has recently been awarded as a 5-Star facility for overall quality. Similar to a 5-Star hotel this is the best rating a residential care facility can receive! This rating by The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is based on 4 sections including health inspection, quality measures, staffing and RN staffing. The Health Inspection rating takes into consideration the 5 most recent state surveys. Quality Measures is an indication of falls, urinary tract infections, anti-psychotic medications, weight loss and resident's that require additional assistance with activities of daily living. The staffing and RN staffing indicate adequate staffing for the number of residents and level of care they require. This is a huge accomplishment for our facility! You are welcome to check out the web for CMS Nursing Home Compare to verify this information for yourself or for more information about the 5-Star Rating Program. Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital Long Term Care is truly an example of..."Our Family Caring for Yours".
TCLMH's mission is "Touching lives with compassion and a commitment to excellence." One way that we measure how well we are meeting this mission is by the input our customers give us. If you have a great experience we want to hear about it. Hearing about the services and staff that you enjoyed the most, helps us to recognize and reward our team.
If we fell short of your expectations, we want to hear about it. Bill Gates once said, "Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning." At TCLMH, we are committed to receiving customer concerns and viewing them as ideas for growth and improvement. For example in 2011, our parking spaces were widened to enable our customers to access our facility with ease; and a wall mirror was placed in the Acute hallway after a customer voiced their concern about potential collisions at the intersection.
After you receive services at TCLMH and our Family Care Clinics in WaKeeney and Ellis, please take a moment to fill out your patient satisfaction survey. Each visit can provide a new experience for our customers, and we want to hear about it!
Patient Satisfaction Committee