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St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake Recognized Top Performer in Patient Care Program

Awards & Recognition

Media Contact: Joshua Cowan, Northern California Network

Phone: 967.7515 Email: CowanJR@ah.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2013


St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake Recognized Top Performer in Patient Care Program

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake is one of 12 hospitals out of 450 in the Premier Hospital Engagement Network to receive Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) recognition as top performer in 6 or more measures tracked in a pilot program, Partnership for Patients (PFP). St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake has participated in this pilot program since January of 2012. PFP is a nationwide public-private collaboration developed to improve the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans.

This recognition indicates that St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake has demonstrated the ability to improve care for hospital acquired conditions such as injuries from falls, pressure ulcers and surgical site infections. In addition, preventable hospital readmissions have been reduced. "Our physicians, nurses and staff are focused on providing quality care," stated Jenny Senff, Interim Administrative Director of Patient Care at St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake. "This recognition validates that our processes are working to improve the quality of care for our patients."

When asked what this recognition means to patients, Tanya Drew commented, "It means my family and I receive better care and feel more comfortable. It is comforting that St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake received this recognition for excellent patient care. It's a great accomplishment."

Of the 12 hospitals recognized, three were Adventist Health facilities. St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley and Feather River Hospital received the same top performer recognition.

St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,700 includes more than 21,000 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,000 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 150 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. 

We invite you to visit www.sthelenahospitals.org for more information.