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Patient Safety & Quality of Care

At Platte Valley Medical Center your safety and the quality of your care are our top priority. One way we ensure quality care is through rigorous evaluations and accreditation through The Joint Commission (TJC), an independent, not-for-profit organization, governed by a board that includes physicians, nurses, and consumers. The Joint Commission sets the standards by which health care quality and safety of care are measured in America and around the world.

Platte Valley Medical Center is a Joint Commission Accredited Hospital as a result of demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission’s nationally recognized health care standards.

Safety or Quality Concerns

If you have a safety or quality concern, please let us know. You can do so by contacting our Patient Representative first or any of the following representatives below:

Patient Representative: Marie Campbell: 303-498-1560
Performance Improvement Director: Cynthia Reeves: 303-498-1552
Legal and Regulatory: Shari Engelhardt: 303-498-1557
Infection Prevention: Colleen Casacelli: 303-498-1553

 

If you believe you have pertinent and valid information about the quality and/or safety of care provided or the environment in which it is delivered, and the hospital representatives did not address your concerns, you may contact The Joint Commission or the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

The Joint Commission
Division of Accreditation Operations
Office of Quality Monitoring
One Renaissance Boulevard
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

The toll-free number for The Joint Commission is 800-994-6610. You may also send a fax (630-792-5636) or email (complaint@jcaho.org).

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, Colorado 80222-1530
303-692-2800

National Top Performing Hospital

Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) in Brighton is one of the nation’s Top Performers On Key Quality Measures®by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

PVMC is one of only 20 hospitals in Colorado and 1,099 hospitals in the United States earning this distinction. Inclusion on the list is based on accountability measure data reported to The Joint Commission during the previous calendar year. In 2011, PVMC was one of only five Top Performers in Colorado.

Recognized for exemplary performance, PVMC achieved excellent thresholds for heart attack, pneumonia, and surgical care. To be named a top performer, all measures must have a performance rate of 95% or better.

“We understand that what matters most to our patients is safe, effective care. That’s why we are committed to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes,” explained PVMC President and CEO John Hicks. “We are proud to receive the distinction of being a Joint Commission’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures®”

TJC has initiated several consumer campaigns to enhance patient education, care and safety. To learn more about TJC, visit www.jointcommission.org.

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