Talk about Recognition...
Published December 15, 2014
Over the last several months, several Providence departments, the hospital and our organization as a whole has been awarded many honors including quality of care and clinical excellence. To give credit where credit is due, we dedicate the next several weeks to highlighting each award we have recently received. Thank you and congratulations to all of our caregivers—it is truly because of you we are receiving these awards!
This week we would like to highlight the “Achieving Best Care” award presented by the Washington State Hospital Association.
The “Achieving Best Care” award was presented to hospitals that achieved the highest scores on harm reduction in the key areas. The scoring was based on the size of the hospital, 10 key strategies in which they were participating, and if they were in the top one fourth of high performing hospitals in the state. All of the top performers reached the Partnership for Patients goal of reducing harm by 40% and readmissions by 20% and many also reached a goal of zero harm over a sustained period.
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett was one of 14 hospitals to receive this award.
Accepting the award on behalf of Providence is Tracy Courtenay, clinical nurse specialist for the CCU/CSSU.