Lakeview Regional Medical Center (95 E. Fairway Drive, Covington, 866-452-5384; www.lakeviewregional.com) has won a 2009 Platinum Louisiana Hospital Quality Award for improvements in the quality of health care it provided Medicare and Medicaid patients, specifically those admitted for treatment of heart attack, cardiac failure, surgery and pneumonia.
The award is given out by eQHealth Solutions, formerly Louisiana Health Care Review. The independent, private health care quality improvement organization works with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services to improve care for beneficiaries. Lakeview Regional is among 28 hospitals statewide to receive the Platinum Level Award. — Kandace Power Graves