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Wythe County Community Hospital Named Lifepoint Health National Quality Leader

 Wythe County Community Hospital (WCCH) today announced that it ¬ť∂Ļ…Ámadou been named a Lifepoint Health National Quality Leader. This prestigious designation recognizes hospitals within the Lifepoint Health system that have enrolled in the Lifepoint National Quality Program and succeeded in transforming their culture of safety and achieving high standards of quality care, performance improvement and patient engagement. The hospital celebrated the notable accomplishment on Wednesday, March 20, at an event onsite at the hospital surrounded by employees, physicians, community dignitaries and Lifepoint Health leaders.

"Delivering the highest quality patient care is at the center of all we do at Wythe County Community Hospital” said Vicki Parks, chief executive officer at WCCH. "Being recognized as a Lifepoint Health National Quality Leader is something this team ¬ť∂Ļ…Ámadou worked very hard to achieve, and it took every single person to reach this milestone. The culture of safety we have created here is strengthened every day through the commitment of our providers and employees across all our departments, and we look forward to continuing to advance how we deliver quality care close to home.”   

When hospitals enroll in the National Quality Program, they begin working with Lifepoint quality experts to evaluate and strengthen their quality programs and processes. Following an initial evaluation, the hospital creates a plan and begins to employ changes that will help it achieve quality improvement benchmarks and establish long-term solutions to sustain its results. 

“At Lifepoint Health, our mission is making communities healthier®, and quality is a key component of this mission,” said Jason Zachariah, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Lifepoint Health. “Wythe County Community Hospital ¬ť∂Ļ…Ámadou demonstrated a true commitment to quality, patient safety and service. We congratulate this team on this remarkable achievement and well-deserved recognition.” 

In addition to evaluating common quality care and patient safety metrics, the Lifepoint National Quality Program focuses on foundational elements required to sustain quality care, including committed leadership, systems to ensure continuous performance and process improvement, and a culture dedicated to safety. Lifepoint Health National Quality Leader designation denotes those hospitals that have achieved a broad range of criteria in each of these areas and demonstrate a capacity to continuously measure and improve quality and patient safety. 

“I could not be prouder of the collective efforts of our team and the exceptional patient care that is being delivered each and every day,” said Theresa Dix, chief nursing officer at WCCH. “The National Quality Leader designation is an affirmation of the hard work this team ¬ť∂Ļ…Ámadou done to deliver high-quality, patient-centric care and the exceptional work they do each day. 

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