Washington Regional receives clinical award

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Washington Regional recently received an award from VHA Inc., a national healthcare network, for outstanding clinical performance.

The Clinical Excellence Award for Core Clinical Process acknowledges Washington Regional’s superior performance related to the treatment of heart attacks, pneumonia and heart failure and in the prevention of surgical site infections.

Based on hospital performance data from the third quarter of 2010 through the second quarter of 2011, VHA recognized Washington Regional for achieving overall performance scores of 95 percent or higher in all four of the clinical categories.

“It is an honor to be recognized for achieving this high standard of quality,” said Mark Bever, Washington Regional executive vice president and hospital administrator. “This achievement is a reflection of our employees, nurses and physicians, who work hard every day to serve our community with quality, compassionate care.”