Davis Medical Center receives honors

Submitted photo Davis Health System President and CEO Vance Jackson, right, receives the Honors Gold Award from West Virginia Hospital Association Quality Committee Chair Doug Bentz. Davis Medical Center was one of seven West Virginia hospitals to receive the Gold distinction.

ELKINS — The West Virginia Hospital Association has awarded Davis Medical Center the Gold, Commitment to Excellence award.

The award recognizes DMC for developing and promoting quality improvement activities; improving the health of West Virginians; and raising awareness of nationally accepted standards of care proven to enhance patient outcomes, according to a news release.

Davis was one of seven West Virginia hospitals to receive the Gold distinction. Other Gold Honor awardees included Cabell Huntington Hospital, Grant Memorial Hospital, Mon Health Medical Center, Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital, Pleasant Valley Hospital and Roane General Hospital.

In addition, 17 hospitals achieved Silver honors and one achieved a Bronze honor.

Davis Health System President and CEO Vance Jackson accepted the award during the WVHA Annual Meeting.

“We’ve made a commitment to make quality, accessibility and affordability top priorities for our patients,” Jackson said. “Achieving the Gold Honor demonstrates the hard work of our employees in meeting these goals and to bringing high-standards of medical care to the community.”

The Honors Program is a product of the WVHA Quality Committee. It is updated annually to reflect the quality improvement topics on which the WVHA Quality Committee has recommended hospital action in the pursuit of excellence during the program year.

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