Enhanced Quality of Care

imagingWellSpan Gettysburg Hospital was named one of the nation's performance improvement leader hospitals by Thomson Reuters in 2007 and 2008. The hospital was recognized for providing excellent patient care while improving its community outreach service and profitability. As a performance improvement leader, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital set national benchmarks for the rate and consistency of improvement in clinical outcomes, safety, hospital efficiency and financial stability.

APEX award winner

In 2011, WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital received two VHA Achieving Patient Care Excellence (APEX) awards for prevention of catheter-associated blood and urinary tract infections. The APEX Award for zero catheter-associated blood stream infections reflected the hospital's 18 consecutive month period from Jan. 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. The hospital 's award for zero catheter-associated urinary tract infections covered seven months from Dec. 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011.

VHA's annual APEX awards honor organizations that have differentiated themselves by demonstrating extraordinary levels of clinical performance.

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital again earned a VHA APEX Award in 2012 for demonstrating extraordinary levels of patient safety and clinical performance in four key clinical safety measures : eliminating ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP); eliminating pressure ulcers; decreasing the rate of all-cause readmissions to inpatient status within 30 days post discharge; and decreasing inpatient Venous Thromboembolism events (DVT and PE).

Top performer on key quality measures

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital was named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission in 2011. The hospital was recognized based on data reported about evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital was one of only 405 U.S. hospitals and critical access hospitals earning the distinction of top performer on key quality measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance.

Accredited breast cancer program

In 2012, WellSpan's breast cancer program in Adams County was granted a full three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). The Adams County program is one of only 30 accredited centers in Pennsylvania and the only one in Adams, Franklin and York counties and northern Maryland. The NAPBC accreditation demonstrates a firm commitment to offer patients every significant advantage in their battle against breast disease.

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