VHA presents "Patient Care Excellence" award to Hospital
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - (Left) Mark Tino, Vice President of Performance Improvement, VHA Mid-Atlantic Region and (Right) Kathleen Williams, Director of Performance Improvement, VHA Mid-Atlantic Region, presented Jill Keller, Vice President of Nursing and Quality and Risk Management at Waynesboro Hospital with the hospital's 2012 VHA Mid-Atlantic APEX (Achieving Patient Care Excellence) Award at a ceremony on Monday, Feb. 25.
According to Williams, Waynesboro Hospital scored tops in quality and safety measures among the 57 acute care hospitals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. "Waynesboro Hospital has demonstrated extraordinary levels of clinical performance," Williams said.
"Every person on our team at Waynesboro Hospital is responsible for excellent quality care and patient safety," Keller said. "This award was earned because of the staff, medical staff, board of directors, volunteers and auxilians, and administration's dedication to providing top quality care to our neighbors."
Waynesboro Hospital, an affiliate of Summit Health, is a non-profit community hospital dedicated to building a healthier community through leading-edge medical technology, skilled physicians, and caring staff. For more information about Waynesboro Hospital, call (717) 765-4000 or visit www.SummitHealth.org
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. Formed in 1977, VHA serves nearly 1,350 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 72,000 non-acute care providers' nationwide, coordinating delivery of its programs and services through its 13 regional offices.