Mark Tino (far left) and Lisa Dutton (far right) of VHA present Waynesboro Hospital staff Jill Keller-Reyka, Sherri Stahl, and Melissa Dubrow with the 2014 VHA Apex award.
Thursday, June 11, 2015

WAYNESBORO, Pa. – VHA Mid-Atlantic has recognized Waynesboro Hospital for achieving excellence in clinically recognized performance measures.

The 2014 VHA Mid-Atlantic Achieving Patient Care Excellence (APEX) award recognizes extraordinary achievement of clinical quality and patient safety among health care organizations in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Waynesboro Hospital is one of 13 organizations in the region to receive this level of recognition. For 2014, the hospital received the platinum award for prevention of hospitalization-related complications, specifically catheter-associated urinary tract infections, central line-associated blood stream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, venous thromboembolism, and readmissions events.

“The APEX award provides well-deserved and appropriate recognition to our VHA Mid-Atlantic members for their superior clinical performance,” said Ken Braithwaite, senior vice president/executive officer, VHA Mid-Atlantic region.

“Their achievements exemplify the dedication of their organization to provide exemplary clinical care and a culture of continuous quality improvement. We congratulate their outstanding achievement and celebrate their success.” 

According to Summit Health Vice President of Patient Safety and Quality Jill Keller-Reyka, Summit Health continues to adopt new processes and make commitments to improve the patient experience.

“Waynesboro Hospital is proud to continue to be recognized for our achievements in patient safety and quality, and we will continue to strive for nothing less than excellence in caring for our neighbors,” she said.

VHA Mid-Atlantic is one of twelve regions in VHA Inc., a national network of not-for-profit health systems. The regional offices provide local market expertise and guide members with solutions that improve their clinical, operational, and financial performance.

In VHA Mid-Atlantic, 90 acute care facilities were eligible to participate in the 2014 APEX award program. Each year, performance improvement specialists from the region’s hospitals and health care systems develop criteria for the awards.

For 2014, awards were based on exceptional performance for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid quality measures and eight special focus areas. Organizations achieving superior performance for two or more of the measures earned award level placement, with Platinum Level being the highest level of recognition.  

For more information on Waynesboro Hospital and services provided, please visit www.SummitHealth.org/WaynesboroHospital.

About Summit Health
Summit Health is a non-profit network of hospitals and physician practices dedicated to building a healthier community. As Franklin County's leading healthcare provider, Summit Health offers family care, specialists, lab and imaging services, a fitness center, urgent care centers, and two award-winning hospitals. 

About VHA
VHA Inc. is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations working together to improve performance and efficiency in clinical, financial and operational management. Since 1977, when VHA established the first hospital membership organization, the company has applied its knowledge in analytics, contracting, consulting and network development to help members and customers achieve their strategic objectives. In 2012, VHA delivered $1.9 billion in savings and additional value to members. Serving 5,100 health system members and affiliates, VHA represents more than a quarter of the nation's hospitals. VHA also serves more than 118,000 non-acute health care customers enterprise-wide. VHA is based in Irving, Texas, and has 12 regional offices across the U.S. VHA, together with UHC, owns Novation, a supply chain company, and aptitude™ , the health care industry's first online direct contracting market. VHA also owns Provista, a supply chain company serving the non-acute market as well as hospitality, education and corporate markets. For more information, visit www.vha.com and follow us on Twitter (@VHAInc).

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