Hospital wins clinical excellence award

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SALISBURY ó Rowan Regional Medical Center is among 28 hospitals nationwide to win a 2011 Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence from VHA Inc.
Winners were selected from more than 1,300 hospitals and more 30,000 non-acute care providers nationwide that are served by VHA, a national health-care network.
The recognition is based on performance in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care improvement.
ěReceiving this award, which nationally recognizes the hospitalís clinical strength and dedication to patient satisfaction, would not be possible without the strong commitment to excellence our physicians, nurses and support staff demonstrate day in and day out,î Dari Caldwell, hospital president, said in a press release.
The award recognizes hospitals that achieve top performance on clinical core measures established by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicare & Medicaid Service, as well as in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Services survey, which measures patient satisfaction at hospitals across the country.