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Memorial Receives the Kaplan Award of Excellence

Memorial is proud to have received the Kaplan Award of Excellence in recognition of improvement in effectiveness and efficiency to promote evidenced based practices and reduce low value care for treatment of low back pain.

It has been proven that routine imaging for patients experiencing low back pain does not improve clinical outcomes, and may increase patients to unnecessary harm. By following the recommendations from the American College of Emergency Physicians, the committee worked to decrease lower back pain imaging in patients that did not meet the clinical criteria for an X-Ray/CT/MRI. This recognition is a combined effort of key leaders in our organization and our ED providers.