MVHC Recognized for Excellence in Patient Safety

December 14, 2016

Minnesota Valley Health Center recognized for excellence in patient safety

Dec. 2, 2016 (Le Sueur, MN) – Minnesota Valley Health Center (MVHC) has been recognized by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) for superior performance in patient safety as part of its Hospital Engagement Network 2.0.  The MHA Hospital Engagement network 2.0 is working to reduce hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent and readmissions by 20 percent. 

MVHC has committed resources to improve on several of the 10 focus areas, including adverse drug events, catheter-associated urinary tract infections; central-line-associated blood stream infections, injuries from falls and immobility, pressure ulcers, preventable readmissions, surgical site infections, venous thromboembolism, and ventilator-associated pneumonia.  MVHC was among 16 hospitals recognized by MHA for demonstration high performance on six or more hospital acquired conditions.

“Minnesota Valley health center is helping to further strength patient safety in Minnesota and contributing to the state’s well-deserved reputation for high-quality health care,” said Lawrence Mass, MHA President and CEO.

 “Our entire hospital staff has been working very hard to protect our patients by decreasing the spread of preventable illnesses and readmissions to our hospital.  Patient safety is our top priority,” said Ann Johnson, MVHC Quality Coordinator.

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