The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 modified the Social Security Act requiring that Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) be required to submit data for public reporting. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established the SNF Quality Reporting Program (QRP) and authorized the Secretary to report quality measures that relate to care provided by SNFs on a CMS website. OakBend Medical Center’s Skilled Nursing Facility has received a Four-Star […]
The Leapfrog Group, an independent national watchdog organization driven by employers and other purchasers of health care, today announced the fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades and once again awarded OakBend Medical Center an ‘A’ for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. OakBend Medical Center is one of only 29 hospitals in the United States to be awarded an ‘A’ every grading cycle since 2012. “At OakBend we put the safety and health of our […]
Residents of Fort Bend County and surrounding counties may have heard about the COVID-19 vaccine rollouts happening across the country and state. OakBend Medical Center is being overwhelmed with calls about its ability to distribute the vaccine to our community. OakBend has yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for distribution to its patients and the general public. OakBend continues to vaccinate according to guidelines set forth by the Texas Department of State Health Services, which has […]
OakBend Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2021 at 3:23 PM on January 1st. Zyrah Alix Perez weighed in at 7 lbs. 1 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. Zyrah was the first child of Alondra and Jesse Perez. Both parents and their baby boy are doing well and excited to begin their new life together.
OakBend Medical Center will receive its first shipment of Mederna vaccine at 10:30 A.M. today and will begin administering the vaccine to its First-Tier front-line staff and CEO beginning at 1 P.M. today. They are scheduled to do 50 shots on this first day. Once the front-line workers have received their vaccine, the hospital will begin immediately scheduling local fire departments and other healthcare workers.
According to Dexur, a data analysis of Medicare claims data, OakBend Medical Center is among the top ranked Hospitals for the Lowest 30-Day Readmission Rates for Intracranial Hemorrhage & Cerebral Infarction (Stroke) Hospitalizations. The research included hospitals within 100 miles of Richmond, TX. Dexur analyzed January 2016 to December 2018 Medicare claims data to rank the hospitals. Hospital rankings are also adjusted for risk based on the diagnosis-related groups (which groups hospitalization based on severity […]
Our Fort Bend County EMS was formed in 1972 and is still going strong and growing, There are currently 16 paramedic units, called MICUs (Mobile Intensive Care Unit) and three single paramedics that are in squad which are SUVs located in rural areas. Fort Bend EMS has one in Needville, one in Orchard and one in the Fulshear-Simonton area. There are also three 24-hour supervisors on duty strategically placed on East, one North and one […]
For the past three years, OakBend Medical Center employees have donated to the Seeds of Generosity employee campaign raising more than $396,000. The 2020 was the most successful to date with employee giving exceeded $101,000. This year, 345 employees donated to the campaign, and surpassed the $100,000 goal. Development Director, Schell Hammel, sent an email to the staff stating “Being the ‘new guy’ in town, I can’t covey how impressed I have been with the […]
OakBend Medical Center has revised its visitation policy in concert with other major hospital systems in the Houston area in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as noted below. These changes will remain in effect until further notice. Effective December 1st, 2020 there will be no visitors allowed to enter our facilities, with the following exceptions: • Labor and Delivery patients are allowed one significant other. • One person per patient at the time of discharge […]
Sheree Oehlke, the Manager of Case Management at the Jackson Street campus, has been awarded the 2020 Jeff Council Award. The Jeff Council Award was created in 2018 to honor Jeff Council for his years of service to OakBend Medical Center, which spanned more than three decades. Jeff personified OakBend’s core values of Compassion, Integrity, Ownership and Excellence. As a young girl, Sheree looked up to her aunts who were nurses. According to Sheree, “When […]