BUCKHANNON, W.VA. – The West Virginia Hospital Association (WVHA) recognized WVU Medicine St. Joseph’s Hospital with the Gold Honors Achievement Award.
St. Joseph’s Hospital received the award for its outstanding work in the Commitment to Excellence Honors Program and commitment to the following topic areas:
- Antibiotic Stewardship
- Breastfeeding Initiative
- Care Transitions
- Emergency Department Information Exchange (EDIE)
- Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN)
- Influenza Vaccination
- Opioid Stewardship
- Tobacco Cessation Assistance
- WVHA Discharge Data Program
The WVHA is a not-for-profit statewide organization representing 63 hospitals and health systems across the continuum of care. The WVHA supports its members in achieving a strong, healthy West Virginia by providing leadership in healthcare advocacy, education, information, and technical assistance and by being a catalyst for effective change through collaboration, consensus building, and a focus on desired outcomes.
Members of the Association believe it is essential, in the interest of West Virginia citizens, to have a strong healthcare system that supports and improves the health status of those people served by its hospitals, as well as the economic condition of the state. West Virginia’s hospitals seek to establish and maintain trust among providers, policymakers, and the public through actions, sensitivity, professionalism, and community-minded commitment to service.
The Commitment to Excellence Honors Program is a way hospitals can be recognized for the outstanding work they do in pursuit of these goals.