MVRH Achieves Excellence in Infection Prevention

09-29-2014

Mountain View Regional Hospital was recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health–Wyoming and Wyoming Department of Health for achieving excellence in infection prevention and was presented their award at the Wyoming Hospital Association’s annual meeting awards luncheon in Cheyenne last week. Mountain View Regional Hospital won the Excellence Award for zero hospital acquired infections during 2013. This means they had no catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), no Clostridium difficile infections (C.difficile), and no central line associated blood stream infections (CLABSI).

"This shows that our staff is diligent in doing the right thing every time. They all work hard every day to make our facility a safe place for both our patients and staff. Quality is achieved when every encounter with every patient is right every time. Quality is not a "hoped for" result but a purposeful pursuit", says Cathy Pope, Infection Control, QA and PI Risk Manager for Mountain View Regional Hospital.

All 27 Wyoming Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Critical Access (CAH) hospitals are committed to reporting at least one unit to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) national healthcare acquired infection database and to implement research-based best practices. Wyoming is the only state that has all CAH and PPS hospitals voluntarily reporting these numbers, which reflects their dedication to providing the best patient care possible.

The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting and data program, statistically calculates risk adjusted predictions of how many CLABSI, CAUTI and C.difficile infections would occur in each hospital. Wyoming hospitals consistently have fewer infections than predicted and continue work to decrease the infections that occur. Mountain View Regional Hospital, along with other Wyoming hospitals demonstrate their dedication to reducing healthcare associated infections by exceeding national goals and acheving ZERO (CLABSI/ CAUTI /C. difficile) infections.

About Mountain View Regional Hospital

Located in Casper, Wyoming, Mountain View Regional Hospital is one of the Rocky Mountain region's premiere specialty surgical hospitals focusing on neuro/spine surgery and orthopedics. Their patient-centered environment is staffed by compassionate and caring professionals who are committed to providing nothing less than clinical excellence.

In addition to top neurosurgical and orthopedic care, Mountain View Regional Hospital offers pain management, general surgery, gastroenterology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, as well as diagnostic medical imaging services. With highly skilled and experienced physicians and a 4:1 patient/nurse ratio, Mountain View Regional Hospital continuously meets patient needs with the most advanced medical procedures and personalized care. For more information, please visit www.MVRHospital.com.

About Mountain-Pacific Quality Health

Mountain-Pacific Quality Health-Wyoming is committed to excellence, partnering with health care providers, patients and other quality health advocates to share knowledge, tools and best practices to forge wide-scale improvement in patient care. We convene providers, practitioners and patients to build and share knowledge, spread best practices and achieve rapid, wide-scale improvements in patient care, increases in population health and decreases in health care costs. Best of all, we are local, located right here in Wyoming to serve you better.

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This material was prepared by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Montana, Wyoming, Hawaii, and Alaska, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 10SOW-MPQHF-WY-IPC-14-29

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