Cody, Wyo.(July 1, 2017) –West Park Hospital has been awarded the Jeff Martin Gold Award
for Excellence for eight consecutive years.
The Yellowstone Insurance Exchange, RRG - Risk Management Recognition Award
is designed to recognize and reward exemplary hospitals for their efforts
to enhance patient safety and overall safety for families, staff and the
communities served by Yellowstone member hospitals.
Best practices developed by the winning hospitals are made available to
all Yellowstone member hospitals to the direct benefit of patients, families,
and staff across the Yellowstone footprint.
Since the program’s inception in 2009, West Park has won the top-level
Jeff Martin Award for Excellence every year for eight consecutive years.
This extended success underscores the hospital’s deep commitment
to enhanced patient safety throughout the organization. West Park has
won the award for a range of initiatives in the past including the prevention
of falls, the mitigation of medication errors and the establishment of
a “time out” protocol to make certain the right patient is
receiving the right surgery at the right site every time.
“We are proud to receive this award recognizing WPH and our staff
for our continuous commitment to Patient Safety and Care” Our staff
has done a great job implementing our post-operative cardiopulmonary treatment
program insuring every patient is seen by our cardiopulmonary staff within
30 minutes of being admitted following surgery,” states West Park
Hospital CEO, Doug McMillan.
This year the hospital won the award for putting in place a clear protocol
to enhance post-operative cardiopulmonary treatment. The protocol addressed
specific challenges the West Park medical team identified to improve results
for patients. The protocol was effectively implemented and has been a
success in improving outcomes.
Denise McCord, the Director of Risk Management for Yellowstone states,
“West Park Hospital should be congratulated for its ongoing organizational
persistence and strong commitment to continuous improvement relative to
patient safety and care.”
To win the Jeff Martin Award for Excellence for eight consecutive years
is a significant accomplishment. Yellowstone once again congratulates
West Park Hospital for its clear dedication to patient safety!
For assistance with this story, please contact Ashley Trudo at West Park
Hospital at firstname.lastname@example.org or (307) 578-2512.
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7/1/2017 12:00:00 AM MOUNTAIN
Updated: 7/26/2017 9:36:23 AM MOUNTAIN