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Riverside Doctors’ Hospital receives award for ‘high-value’ healthcare

Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg won a national award for its high-value healthcare. (Courtesy Riverside)

Riverside Doctors’ Hospital Williamsburg has won a national award for its high-level of patient care, according to a Riverside Doctors’ Hospital news release.

The hospital has received the 2017 QUEST award for “high-value healthcare” from Premier Inc., a company focused on healthcare improvement, the release said.

Six hospitals nationwide received the award.

“Caring for others as we would care for those we love is our mission — and we demonstrate that belief countless times each day through our actions,” Bill Downey, president and CEO of Riverside Health System, said in the news release. “I congratulate every team member of Doctors’ Hospital, they should be proud of this award — it is testament to their undeniable level of commitment to the families and patients they serve.”

The award is based on data provided by participating hospitals from October 2015 to September 2016, the release said. About 350 other hospitals in the country provided data to Premier.

Criteria for the award include “cost and efficiency, evidence-based care, mortality, safety, patient and family engagement and appropriate hospital use,” the release said.

Riverside Doctors’ Hospital in Williamsburg received the award at Premier’s annual conference on June 27, according to the release.

“I am incredibly proud of the entire team at Riverside Doctors’ Hospital,” said Adria Vanhoozier, vice president and administrator of the hospital. “They are focused on providing patients and families with the highest quality of care each and every day. The team truly exemplifies the Riverside Care Difference in each interaction and care for our patients and it is evident in this truly remarkable accomplishment in the Quest Award.”

Premier, based in Charlotte, N.C., is a healthcare alliance company that focuses on using technology to analyze data from nearly 3,900 healthcare providers, according to the company’s website.

Riverside Tappahannock Hospital in Essex County previously received the award in 2014, the release said.

For more information on QUEST awards click here.

Sarah Fearing
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