Winston-Salem, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 – VHA Central Atlantic recognized Novant Health with 13 awards for excellence in clinical care, honoring nine facilities for meeting or exceeding national performance standards and improving the patient experience.
“At Novant Health, providing quality, affordable healthcare for our communities has always been a top priority” said Tom Zweng, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer. “These awards reflect our continued commitment to provide a remarkable experience for each and every one of our patients.”
Four facilities were at or above the 50th percentile in performance and rate of improvement for 30-day, all-cause heart failure readmission rate in calendar year 2013 compared to calendar year 2012:
Eight hospitals were at or above the 50th percentile in performance and rate of improvement for falls with injury rate in calendar year 2013 compared to calendar year 2012:
Novant Health was also recognized for excellence in supply networks for their participation in MNS Network, a partnership with two mid-Atlantic hospital systems that enables the pooling of resources to save on purchases of medical supplies and services.
VHA Central Atlantic is one of 13 regions in VHA Inc., 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. 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.