At the Washington Health System, our mission statement is simple, yet we believe that it gets to the heart of what we strive to provide each day- Great Patient Care.
We define great patient care as care that is clinically excellent, safe, patient and family centered and efficient for both patients and caregivers. Preventing patient harm is central to our mission.
We’ve recently adopted a continuous improvement philosophy that seeks to eliminate waste from our system and to improve care by focusing on what is important to patients. Over the next few years, our team members will be trained in this methodology. Involving front-line staff in identification of potential harm and in redesigning care, as well as creating a culture of patient safety, is a top priority for us, just as it is at many leading health care organizations across the country.
As we strive to prevent harm, we are concentrating on the following areas:
- Total Patient Harm
- Healthcare Associated Infections
- Patient Falls with Injuries
- Medication Errors
- Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers
- Venous Thromboembolism
- Patient Satisfaction
- Technology and Hospital-Based Physicians
In the subsequent pages, we will share with you our results in these areas, as well as what we do to improve patient safety and what you can do to help.
We welcome your comments and perspectives on this important topic.
Gary B. Weinstein
President & CEO, Washington Health System
There are no more important considerations when choosing a healthcare provider than the quality and safety of the care that is provided. Many factors should be assessed, including such things as accreditation, infection control practices, performance on evidence-based processes, outcomes, and patient satisfaction.
WHS Washington Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission. Please click on the link below to access their most current report about the hospital – a compilation of the most important aspects of quality of care and patient safety. The report also compares the hospital’s results with both state and national standards.
Listed below are links to other websites that compare our quality and safety to hospitals across the state and the country.
If you have questions about Quality of Care or Patient Safety at Washington Health System Washington Hospital, please click here to send us an email.