Clinch Valley Medical Center Recognized as a Top Performing Hospital

March 1, 2013

Richlands, Virginia â€“ In April of 2011 the Department of Health and Human Services launched a national effort to improve the quality and safety of care provided in American hospitals.

The initiative, entitled Partnership for Patients, was designed to engage all U.S. hospitals in working together to reduce avoidable patient harm and unnecessary readmission.  While the program is voluntary, about 3700 U.S. hospitals have signed on to participate in the partnership, including Clinch Valley Medical Center.

At the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s Annual Patient Safety Summit held in Richmond earlier this year, Clinch Valley Medical Center was recognized as an example of a top performing hospital at significantly improving patient safety across multiple areas of harm. Specifically, Clinch Valley has worked hard to reduce patient falls, hospital acquired infections from use of certain types of catheters and post-surgical infections.

As a result of the excellent patient safety work being done at the Medical Center, Clinch Valley is now routinely recognized across the country as a high performing hospital.  The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association is proud to have a Virginia hospital leading the pack nationally in patient safety improvements.