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Thanks For Celebrating with Us!

We had so much fun putting together the Brand Celebration for you yesterday and Monday. Almost 400 of you stopped by our booth to spin our prize wheel, take photos with your friends and snack on those delicious cake pops! We’d like to thank you all for participating in the event and making our Brand Celebration a great event! To learn more about our new Power to the Patient campaign, and see your photos (system employees will post them sometime in the near future), visit www.wearesclhealth.org.

Team Building Fun For Physical Medicine

The Physical Medicine Department just participated in a fun team-building session that included taking the BOLT test to determine our personality types (Bull, Owl, Lamb or Tiger).  It turned out the majority of our team are owls.  Each personality type had 15 minutes to create their animal out of recycled materials, and all of the teams responded with innovative creations!

Team building exercises are a fun way to learn to work in harmony with each other, and get to know your coworkers a little better. If you’d like to take this exercise on your own or with your team, the BOLT test can be found here.

High Reliability Organization Training – Sign up today!

Platte Valley is committed to safely delivering care and eliminating harm for patients and associates.  In fact, the entire SCL Health System wants to increase patient safety – that’s why all care sites in the system are working to become High Reliability Organizations (HRO).  What does that mean?

Accidents sometimes occur in hospitals because our work is risky and complex.  HRO’s are organizations that have succeeded in avoiding accidents and catastrophes despite their high-risk environments. To reach our goal of becoming one of these organizations, everyone who works here will need to be involved and trained on how and why errors occur. We’ll also need to adopt safety behaviors that will improve our safety culture.

To help you learn these skills, a Healthstream assignment sent via e-mail will allow you to register for a two hour training course.  Almost two dozen HRO training courses are scheduled at various times and on multiple days in our conference center over the next 5 months.  Every PVMC hospital associate is required, and compensated, to attend one training session. The number of seats are limited by the size of our conference rooms so register for your preferred session as soon as possible and no later than August 31, 2018. Sign up to learn more about your role in making PVMC an HRO!

For questions please contact Patient Safety Manager Colleen Casaceli at 303-498-1553.

Healthgrades Names PVMC an Outstanding Patient Experience Award Recipient

Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, today announced that Platte Valley Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award, representing the top 15 percent of hospitals in the nation for patient experience.  As part of the analysis, Healthgrades evaluated 3,478 hospitals that submitted at least 100 patient experience surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from April 2016 to March 2017 to identify hospital performance in this area.

Healthgrades then evaluated hospital performance by applying a scoring methodology to 10 patient experience measures, using data collected from a 32-question patient experience survey of the hospital’s own patients. The survey questions focus on patients’ perspectives of their care in the hospital, ranging from cleanliness and noise levels in patient rooms to factors such as pain management and responsiveness to patients’ needs. The measures also include whether a patient would recommend the hospital to friends or family.

Access a complete list of the award recipients.

View the recently released Patient Sentiment Report from Healthgrades and MGMA, which analyzed nearly 7 million online patient reviews and reveals what patients say about their physicians.

View Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies. 

About Healthgrades

Healthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers. At www.healthgrades.com, we help millions of consumers each month to find and schedule appointments with their provider of choice. With our scheduling solutions and advanced analytics applications, we help more than 500 hospitals across the country to cultivate new patient relationships, improve patient access, and build customer loyalty. At Healthgrades, better health gets a head start.

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