RANSON, W.Va. – West Virginia University Hospitals-East’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital has received a Best Practice award from Highmark for the overall highest Heart Failure Defect-Free Care Rate for the FY 2011 program year.
Konrad C. Nau, MD, vice president of medical affairs at Jefferson Memorial Hospital, accepted the heart failure indicator award at a recent meeting of Highmark providers in Pittsburgh. As part of the meeting agenda, Nau shared Jefferson Memorial Hospitals Best Practice data with Highmark’s readmissions panel.
“We want to extend our gratitude to you for the excellent presentation you provided and we appreciate your willingness to share your Best Practice with our hospitals,” stated Lisa D'Amico, DNP, MSN, RN, clinical quality consultant for Highmark, adding, “Congratulations to you and your Jefferson Memorial Hospital Heart Failure team for receiving a Best Practice award.”
According to Nau, the staff at Jefferson Memorial Hospital is proud of this accomplishment and committed to continuous quality improvement. “We want to prove every day that hospital size has little to do with quality – it is the care our patients receive, and our patient-centered teamwork that must earn the reputation for quality that WVUH-East’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital is creating,” he added.