Hospital Association Achieving Best Care” award for its efforts to
decrease patient harm in 10 key areas through their participation
in the Partnership for Patients nationwide initiative — a
nationwide, collaborative effort to reduce the number of hospitalacquired
conditions by 40 percent and hospital readmissions by
20 percent by the end of 2014.
Top performers were defined as those achieving the highest scores
in reducing patient harm in the key strategies for which they were
eligible. If the hospital does not provide a service such as obstetric
services or surgery, it was not counted against them. Scoring was
based on the size of the hospital, and whether the hospital was in
the top 25% in comparison to others in their size category. Many
of these hospitals were not only in the top 25% but had also
achieved a rate of zero. Mid-Valley Hospital is one of the 14
WSHA hospital to receive this prestigious award.