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.
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