C 162.docx - Executive Summary XXXX XXX Western Governors C 162 April 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Executive Summary o The importance of Value-Based

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Executive SummaryXXXX XXXWestern GovernorsC 162April 2018
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARYExecutive SummaryoThe importance of Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) is not only recognized but embraced by Southwest Healthcare for all departments. In alignment with Southwest Healthcare’s vision statement your choice for healthcare, committed to hope, health and healing. (Southwest at aGlance, 2017)oIn an effort to strengthen the organization’s strategic plan, three departments have been selected within VBP. The Emergency Department (ED), is the first being that the ED is often the point of entry for patients admitted to the hospital. Patients have the ability to choose where they want to seek medical attention. This can be influenced by past experiences, referrals from friends and or family and they patients seeking scores from the organization. Being able to move the patient faster from start to finish increases the possibility for the patient to return when needed. Quality of care increases and safety increases with faster diagnosis and care. oThe Medical / Surgical Nursing Department is the center for Southwest Healthcare. The Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient
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