No Adverse Health Events at MVHC

February 27, 2014

MVHC hospital had no adverse health events in 2013

Sometimes it's good not to be in the news. Minnesota Valley Health Center was not listed in the Minnesota Department of Health's 2013 Adverse Health Events report released last week.

"MVHC actively participates in patient safety initiatives aimed at reducing patient falls, pressure ulcers, retained objects, wrong site procedures, adverse drug events, readmissions, healthcare-acquired infections, and providing a culture of safety," said interim chief operating officer Pam Williams, RN. "We continually strive for improvement by participating in initiatives through the Minnesota Hospital Association and other entities. We've established protocols that help us avoid adverse health events and we're quite pleased with the results."

The Adverse Health Care Events Law requires hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to report 29 types of incidents and has been heralded as a catalyst for patient safety throughout the state.

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