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Carson Valley Health Earns 2014 Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Leader Award

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GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (November 6, 2014) – Carson Valley Health has been presented with the 2014 Nevada Hospital Engagement Network Leader award for demonstrating excellence in patient safety and engagement.

The Nevada Hospital Engagement Network recruits and provides training and technical assistance to individual Nevada hospitals to facilitate the adoption of evidence-based clinical practices that improve patient care and safety. Network members include short-term acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals and in-patient hospice.

The scoring system was based on national Partnership for Patients HEN evaluation criteria. The facilities have to improve hospital-acquired conditions, align measures to HEN-specific measurement strategies, participate in Nevada HEN activities, establish and adhere to patient and family engagement practices and policies, and show leader engagement.

The Partnership for Patients is an initiative sponsored by the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Center focused on the improvement of the quality, safety and affordability of health care for all Americans. The goals of the Partnership for Patients initiative are to reduce several hospital-acquired conditions by 40 percent, including pressure ulcers, falls, infections and readmissions. The Nevada Hospital Engagement Network is one of only 26 national organizations chosen to participate in this landmark campaign.

“The Nevada Hospital Engagement Network commends Carson Valley Health for its commitment to patient and family engagement practices, and its efforts to reduce several hospital-acquired conditions in our state’s hospitals,” said Lori Isaacs, HEN manager at HealthInsight Nevada.

“The staff at Carson Valley Health is dedicated to providing the very best in patient care and our efforts have been enhanced through our ongoing collaborations with the Nevada Hospital Engagement Network. We are proud to be a recipient of this distinguished award,” said Susan Davila, CEO/Administrator at Carson Valley Health.

Carson Valley Health is a non-profit medical facility that provides acute and ICU care, surgery, 24-hour emergency services, and outpatient services. A partnership of Barton Health and Renown Health, Carson Valley Health’s mission is to promote the health and wellness of the Carson Valley.