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Vidant Health board announces winners of quality leadership award

May 26, 2016 posted by Beth Anne Atkins

GREENVILLE — The Vidant Health Board of Directors has announced the recipients of the Second Annual Board Quality Leadership Award. The winning teams from across the health system are leading the way to the ultimate goal of zero events of harm and exceptional patient experiences for every patient served. One winner was selected from each of these groups: Vidant Medical Center, Vidant Community Hospitals and the ambulatory setting.

“As a board, we felt like this was something we could do for our clinical teams that are working so hard to provide the best outcomes for patients,” said Dr. Marcus Albernaz, chairman, Vidant Health Board of Directors. “There is a lot of good work happening across our system, and it needs to be recognized.” 

Thirty nominations describing front-line improvement projects were reviewed. 

“The board award committee was very impressed with the caliber of work that was outlined in the nominations and had a very difficult time determining the winners,” said Dr. Albernaz. 
The winning teams are:

1. Vidant Medical Center – 2 South Multidisciplinary Collaboration to improve patient experience 

2. Vidant Community Hospitals – Vidant Duplin Hospital, improving sepsis care 

3. For the ambulatory setting – Vidant Home Health and Hospice, reducing avoidable readmissions through understanding root causes. 

Winners were honored at the May 25 Vidant Health Board meeting with a plaque, board resolution and a scholarship to attend a national educational conference. 

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