Monday, May 16, 2011
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville is a winner of the 2011 Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence from VHA Inc., a national health care network. The award honors Mayo Clinic for meeting or exceeding national performance standards for clinical care and improving the patient experience.
Only 28 VHA member hospitals will receive this award in 2011. VHA Inc. serves more than 1,350 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 30,000 non-acute health care providers nationwide.
The VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence is given annually to recognize organizations that achieve top performance on the clinical core measures established by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Services (HCAHPS) survey that measures patient satisfaction at hospitals across the country.
"The VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence recognizes hospitals that have worked to provide consistently high levels of clinical care for their patients and that emphasize the importance of improving the patient experience," says Trent Haywood, M.D., J.D., chief medical officer at VHA. "These award-winning hospitals have clearly demonstrated an organizational commitment to look at the organizational practices, organizational structures and relationships that support performance improvement."
Mayo Clinic, with its three campuses, is the only organization in 2011 that will be recognized in three of the four VHA Leadership Award categories. Hilary Mathews, chair of hospital operations at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida, received the award for clinical excellence on May 15 at the 2011 VHA Leadership Conference in San Diego.
By recognizing these award-winning institutions, VHA hopes that other hospitals and health systems will apply these leading practices to identify ways to improve patient care and drive clinical excellence within their organizations.
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