VHA Inc., a national health care network, has given Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC) a 2013 VHA Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Leadership Award, honoring the hospital for showing substantial improvement on their baseline performance measures in at least one of 10 patient safety areas of focus.
VHA is a national network of more than 1,350 not-for-profit hospital systems and 72,000 non-acute facilities that work together to achieve new levels of clinical performance and operational efficiency.
As part of this year’s awards program, VHA recognized JRMC and 9 others with HEN Improvement Leadership Awards in honor of their commitment to CMS’ Partnership for Patients initiative and their active involvement in VHA’s Hospital Engagement Network. HEN participants commit to reduce select Hospital-Acquired Conditions by 40 percent and preventable readmissions by 20 percent over a three-year period. Winners in this category showed substantial improvement on their baseline performance measures in at least one of 10 patient safety areas of focus.
“We are proud to accept this award from VHA for our hard work to make JRMC the best place for patients to receive care,” stated Trisha Jungles, Chief Nursing Officer. “We continue to improve our practices to keep our patients and staff safe.”
“The leaders and staff in these organizations have shown their dedication to providing not only consistently high levels of clinical care but also continually improving that performance to produce better outcomes for their patients,” said Steve Miff, PhD, VHA’s senior vice president for Clinical and Care Delivery Solutions. “Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the health care industry has moved quickly to establish and meet performance quality metrics and align care protocol. We are especially proud of these VHA organizations for exceptional performance against national key indicators.” Healthcare organizations that selected VHA as their Hospital Engagement Network supporting the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Partnership for Patients initiative were eligible for VHA’s first HEN Improvement Leadership Award. VHA’s network of more than 1,350 not-for-profit hospital systems and 72,000 non-acute facilities work together to achieve new levels of clinical performance and operational efficiency.
VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to drive maximum savings in the supply chain arena, set new levels of clinical performance, and identify and implement best practices to improve operational efficiency and clinical outcomes. Since 1977, VHA has leveraged its expertise in analytics, contracting, consulting and networks to help members achieve their operational, clinical and financial objectives. In 2011, VHA delivered record savings and value of $1.9 billion to members. VHA serves more than 1,350 hospitals and more than 72,000 non-acute care providers nationwide, coordinating delivery of its programs and services through its 13 regional offices. For more information, visit www.vha.com and follow us on Twitter (@VHAInc).