TAYLOR — Oakwood Heritage Hospital has earned another feather for its cap.
Already recognized as among the best in the region by the U.S. News and World Report as well as having received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for its hip and knee Total Joint Replacement Program and a Top Improver award by Press Ganey Associates Inc., the hospital now has the distinction of a PEAK Award for Performance Excellence from the Voluntary Hospitals of America organization.
“Oakwood Heritage Hospital has always had a tradition of clinical excellence,” said Brian Connolly, president and CEO of Oakwood Healthcare Inc. “This award is another demonstration of the team’s focus on the whole patient. The specialty programs at this campus really are unmatched in the region as you can see by this latest recognition of the team’s achievements in quality and patient satisfaction.”
The award is given to hospitals and healthcare organizations that sustain clinical excellence in performance. Winners are selected based on data submitted to the Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services which participate in the VHA Central Performance Improvement Initiative. OHH was recognized for performance across 10 key clinical measures ranging from antibiotic selection to post surgical care.
Kelly Smith, OHH division president, said the award was indicative of the team approach to the patient’s care and overall experience.