Thursday, December 16

MHN Hospitals receive gold honors for quality and safety

Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) and St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC), members of Mountain Health Network (MHN), have been recognized by the West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA) with Gold Honors in the WVHA’s Commitment to Excellence Honors Program.

 “Our staff and physicians are committed to providing highly reliable care with the best possible outcomes for the patients we serve and we thank the WVHA for recognizing that commitment,” said Hoyt Burdick, MD, chief medical officer, MHN. “We thank our physicians and staff for their diligence in achieving and exceeding these important quality benchmarks leading to this special recognition by the WVHA.”

The West Virginia Hospital Association recognized CHH and SMMC for outstanding work in the following topic areas: 

  • Alliance for Innovation on Material Health (AIM)
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Care Transitions
  • Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDie)
  • Hospital Quality Improvement Contract (HQIC)
  • Influenza Vaccination
  • Opioid Stewardship
  • Patient Family Engagement
  • WVHA Discharge Data Program

 The Honors Program was conceived and developed by the WVHA Quality Committee and approved by the WVHA Board of Trustees. The objectives of the Honors Program are to reward successful efforts to develop and promote quality improvement activities; inspire hospitals to be leaders in improving the health of West Virginians; and to raise awareness of nationally accepted standards of care that are proven to enhance patient outcomes.

The WVHA is a not-for-profit statewide organization representing 59 hospitals and health systems across the continuum of care. The WVHA was founded in 1925 to serve as the collective voice of the state’s hospital community. Today, the mission of the WVHA is to support its members in achieving a strong, healthy West Virginia. Members of the Association envision a strong healthcare system that supports optimizing the health status of West Virginians served by hospitals and improving the economic condition of the state.