Mid-Valley Hospital earned the 2014 “Washington State

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.