WVU Medicine Potomac Valley Hospital was honored to receive the “Large Business of the Year” award at the Summit Awards last week. The Summit Awards, organized by the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce, celebrate key businesses, non-profits, and people who make a difference within Mineral County.
“Each year, the Chamber is able to recognize the best of the best through the Summit Awards, in nine different categories,” says Randy Crane, President and acting Executive Director of the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce. “The categories are very competitive because there are many great things happening in all of these areas. This year, there were five nominees within the categories of large business of the year, and Potomac Valley Hospital came out on top.”
Potomac Valley Hospital was anonymously nominated for the award by a member of the community: “PVH has been upgrading their facility and improving their procedures to meet the needs of the community, and have been nationally recognized for their efforts, recently receiving the CMS 5 Star rating. Wait times in the emergency room have been drastically reduced. Most importantly, residents of our community will realize these improvements when they need them most.”
Upon accepting the award, Potomac Valley Hospital CEO, Mark Boucot, dedicated the award to the employees and frontline healthcare workers at the hospital. “I am honored Potomac Valley Hospital is receiving this award as Large Business of the Year, but it’s the front-line staff of the hospital that deserves the recognition, not me.” He continued, “Our team has worked so hard to improve the hospital and to provide the highest quality care possible for our patients. We continue to grow in the services we provide to best serve the residents of Mineral County.”
Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rated Potomac Valley Hospital its highest score, rating the hospital a five star facility in its annual review of hospital quality and performance of critical access hospitals throughout the United States. PVH was one of only 407 hospitals in the United States to receive this coveted rating.
The Emergency Department has been extremely successful within the last year. Patient ratings of overall care within the Emergency Department has been higher than ever before. The average wait time it takes patients to be seen by a healthcare provider is approximately ten minutes.
Potomac Valley Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital in Keyser, West Virginia. The hospital serves the community of Mineral County, West Virginia and surrounding areas. PVH officially became a member of the West Virginia University Health System in 2014. PVH provides inpatient and outpatient care, including 24/7 Emergency Department services. PVH employs more than 250 healthcare professionals, including over 50 physicians, who are dedicated to our mission of striving to treat every patient like a member of our own family.