Grady General Hospital Receives VHA Award

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Grady General Hospital Receives VHA Award

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Grady General Hospital was one of 40 hospitals nationwide recently awardeda 2013 Leadership Award in the Clinical Excellence category for the exceptional improvement they have demonstrated in the Hospital Engagement Network.  VHA, who awarded GGH this distinction, is a national healthcare network of not-for-profit hospital systems and non-acute facilities that work together to achieve new levels of clinical performance and operational efficiency.

GGH was one of 200 VHA member hospitals, and the only Georgia hospital, to be recognized for top overall performance and improvement activity in 2012. Winners in the Hospital Engagement Network category showed substantial improvement on their baseline performance measures in at least one of ten patient safety areas of focus.

"The leaders and staff in these organizations have shown their dedication to providing not only consistently high levels of clinical care but also continually improving that performance to produce better outcomes for their patients,” said Steve Miff, PhD, VHA’s senior vice president for Clinical and Care Delivery Solutions. “Since the passing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010, the health care industry has moved quickly to establish and meet performance quality metrics and align care protocol. We are especially proud of these VHA organizations for exceptional performance against national key indicators.”

“This award recognizes GGH as a leader in clinical excellence and demonstrates our commitment to provide the best care for our patients,” said LaDon Toole, GGH administrator. “It is an honor to receive this award, and I’m very proud of our team who works daily to provide our patients quality care and compassion.”