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Awards and honors

Vidant Health recently received a series of top health care awards and honors for Vidant Medical Center, its tertiary services hub, and system excellence. “We are very proud of these achievements, which reflect our ongoing progress to improve access, patient experience and outcomes in our region,” said Dr. David Herman, Vidant Health CEO. “The number and type of awards shows us that this performance has become the fabric of our daily performance at Vidant Health.”

The awards are:
John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety & Quality Award
Vidant Health has been awarded the 2013 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award from the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission.The award was for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality at the Local Level. Vidant Health is only one of four organizations being recognized nationally for its quality and patient safety initiatives. Read more.

Magnet® Designation
Vidant Medical Center has earned Magnet® designation, the highest level of recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Only 7 percent of all U.S. hospitals achieve this status, which recognizes quality patient care, nursing excellence and professional practice. Read more.

McKesson Quest for Quality Prize®
Vidant Medical Center is one of only four U.S. hospitals to be awarded the 2013 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize,® which recognizes hospital leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety. Read more.

U.S. News “Best Hospitals”
Vidant Medical Center has been ranked #16 in North Carolina and among the Best Hospitals in the Coastal Plain (NC) in U.S. News & World Report’s latest “Best Hospitals” ranking. For 2013-14, Vidant Medical Center was also recognized in four areas of medical specialty: gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology. Read more

Great 100 Nurses
The Great 100, Inc, a peer recognition organization honoring the nursing profession in North Carolina, has included 13 Vidant Health nurses in its list of the 2013 Great 100 Nurses. Twelve are Vidant Medical Center nurses: Christine Barnes, Lana Brunk, Leanne Perkins Coore, Jessica Griffin, Mimi Lau, Barbara Malpass, Danielle McMullen, Kelli Jo Ouelette, Kimberly Pittman, Susan Redding, Chandra Speight and Neil Williams. One is from Vidant Duplin Hospital: Rosetta Jessup.

Vidant Medical Center units received two of the eight recipients of the 2013 National Awards Program to Recognize Achievements in Eliminating Health Care-Associated Infections from the Critical Care Societies Collaborative in partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. The Cardiac Intermediate Unit at the East Carolina Heart Institute was honored for its efforts to eliminate central line-associated bloodstream infections. The Medical Intermediate Unit at Vidant Medical Center was recognized for reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia infections. Read more.

VHA Central Atlantic Awards
Vidant Bertie Hospital, Vidant Chowan Hospital, Vidant Duplin Hospital and The Outer Banks Hospital earned “MRSA Infection Reduction” awards from the Central Atlantic division of VHA Inc., a national network for not-for-profit health systems. Vidant Chowan Hospital and Vidant Edgecombe Hospital were recognized with “Reducing Preventable Heart Failure Readmissions” awards.

NC Prevention Partners Awards
Vidant Health recently received a Hospital Prevention Excellence Award from NC Prevention Partners, a public health leader that offers the worksite wellness program WorkHealthy America. All Vidant Health hospitals were also WorkHealthy America Gold Award winners.

Most Wired
For the tenth year in a row, Vidant Health has been recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” health systems, according to results of an annual survey conducted by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Read more