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Improving our current health care system is important to our country, a process that includes providing safe, effective, efficient, timely, patient-centered and equitable care. Now, the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has been honored with the American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize for leadership and innovation in quality and patient safety improvement.
John Duval, CEO for MCV Hospitals at VCU Medical Center, describes the hospitalâ€™s award-winning program.
THE VCU HEALTH SYSTEM HAS AN IMPRESSIVE CULTURE OF SAFTEY AND FOCUS ON EFFECTIVENESS, WHICH IS TRULY EVIDENT IN EVERYTHING WE DO. AMONG OUR INNOVATIONS IS AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM THAT SIGNALS A LIFESAVING RAPID RESPONSE TEAM FOR PATIENTS. OUR ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER PUTS AN EMPHASIS ON REACHING OUT TO UNDERSEARVED AND NON-ENGLISH-SPEAKING POPULATIONS. WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO STRIVE BY ADDRESSING HEALTH CARE DISPAREITIES, AND BUILDING OFF OUR EXPERIENCES AND SUCCESSES.
This is the thirteenth year for the Quest for Quality awards. For more information, visit www.aha.org/questforquality.