‘Wythe County Hospital Recognized as National Quality Leader in Healthcare’

Wythe County Community Hospital has achieved the honor of being named a Lifepoint Health National Quality Leader. This designation is a prestigious recognition for hospitals within the Lifepoint Health system that have successfully implemented the Lifepoint National Quality Program. The program focuses on transforming the culture of safety within the hospital and attaining high standards of quality care, performance improvement, and patient engagement.

The achievement was celebrated on Wednesday, March 20, at an event held onsite at Wythe County Community Hospital. The event was attended by hospital employees, physicians, community dignitaries, and Lifepoint Health leaders. Vicki Parks, the chief executive officer at WCCH, emphasized the hospital’s commitment to delivering the highest quality patient care. This recognition as a Lifepoint Health National Quality Leader is a result of the collective effort of every individual at the hospital.

Hospitals enrolled in the National Quality Program work closely with Lifepoint quality experts to assess and enhance their quality programs and processes. By creating a customized plan and implementing changes, hospitals aim to achieve quality improvement benchmarks and establish sustainable results. Lifepoint Health believes in “making communities healthier,” and quality plays a vital role in fulfilling this mission.

The Lifepoint National Quality Program not only evaluates common quality care and patient safety metrics but also emphasizes the fundamental elements necessary for maintaining quality care. These include committed leadership, systems for continuous performance and process improvement, and a safety-focused culture. The National Quality Leader designation is a testament to hospitals like Wythe County Community Hospital that have excelled in each of these areas and show a commitment to ongoing quality and patient safety improvement.

Theresa Dix, the chief nursing officer at WCCH, expressed pride in the team’s efforts and the exceptional patient care delivered on a daily basis. The National Quality Leader designation signifies the hard work put in by the team to provide high-quality, patient-centered care consistently.

Overall, this achievement highlights Wythe County Community Hospital’s dedication to quality, patient safety, and service. It is a significant milestone that underscores the hospital’s ongoing commitment to advancing quality care within the community.