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Community Medical Center Receives Achievement for Excellence In Patient Care from VHA Inc.

Certificate of Excellence

The Pennsylvania office of VHA Inc., the national health care alliance, has recognized Community Medical Center for demonstrating excellence for goal achievement in decrease in 30- day readmissions for heart failure patients. CMC participated in VHA Pennsylvania’s Rapid Adoption Network 3.0, focusing on reducing 30-day readmissions for heart failure. The certificate was presented to Community Medical Center for improving its 30-day readmission by more than 47 percent from its baseline measurements, September through June 2011.

The Rapid Adoption Network (RAN) from VHA is designed to bring members together in a trusting, non-competitive environment to share and create their own clinical blueprints. Members enhance their ability to create and implement clinical practices specific to their own environment with optimal improvement results within one year. The process is designed to methodically gather facts, define the problem, generate ideas and implement the best solutions. There were 7 Regional Hospitals that participated in this program and each hospital had a team.

“The goal achievement is a reflection of CMC’s team’s hard work and dedication to improving the coordination of care in your organization and the health of your community,” said Kimberly K Schneider, MBA, and Director of performance improvement at one of two VHA offices in Pennsylvania.

To learn more about Community Medical Center’s clinical improvement initiatives visit, www.cmccare.org, and to learn more about VHA, Inc. and its clinical improvement initiatives, visit www.vha.com.