Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chewelah Washington was one of 10 VHA member critical access hospitals nationwide to receive the 2012 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence.
The VHA 2012 Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence honors member organizations for meeting or exceeding national performance standards for clinical care and improving the patient experience. The award is conferred annually on those health care organizations that achieve top performance on the clinical core measures established and tracked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (SMS) and in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Services (HCAHPS) survey that measures patient satisfaction at hospitals nationwide.
Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital is honored to receive the Leadership Award, as it represents consistent attention to providing the best care to every person, every time. “We have a great team and our Performance Improvement Committee reviews performance results each month and follows up with the clinicians to ensure care processes achieve the intended results for our patients and families,” said Cecelia Tapp, Director of Quality and Accreditation. (Providence Health & Services Strategic and Management Services)
The 2012 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence along with the Rural Healthcare Quality Network Certificate of Outstanding Performance in Recognizing your ‘Best Practice’ in Publicly Reporting Quality of Care were presented to the physicians and staff at Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital by Robert D. Campbell, President of Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital and Chief Executive for Providence Health Care Stevens County on Thursday, August 16, during the hospital’s Spirit Week festivities.
In This Photo: Pictured L-R: Michelle Wasco, RN, Vice President of Clinical Services, Becky Miner, RONE Educator, Christine Hayman, Pharmacist, Tara Livingston, RN, Nurse Manager, Acute Care Unit, Margaret Retherford, Chaplain, Robert Campbell, President/Chief Executive