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St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley Recognized Top Performer in Patient Care Program

Awards & Recognition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2013

St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley Recognized Top Performer in Patient Care Program

St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley 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 Napa Valley 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 Napa Valley 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. "We are pleased to participate in the Partnership for Patients program," stated Nia Lendaris, Vice President of Patient Care at St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley. "Providing quality care in a safe manner is a priority for our physicians, nurses and staff."

When asked what this recognition means to patients, Adrienne Anthony commented, "My parents have both received wonderful care in the Cancer Center, ER, Labs and Surgery Center. Everyone we have dealt with has been kind, knowledgeable, and has gone out of their way to make all of us feel comfortable. This recognition reflects the type of excellent care found at St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley."

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

St. Helena Hospital Napa Valley 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. 

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