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A quarterly publication of the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group

Specialty Insights is written for physicians and their staffs in the area served by the Virginia Hospital Center. Our goal is to assist you in providing state-of-the-art information to your patients on health issues that concern them. Please feel free to contact the Department of Physician Relations with comments, questions, and suggestions for future articles. You can also contact us to e-mail you this newsletter so you can read it on-screen and share it with others in your practice.

John R. Garrett, MD, FACS, Chairman, Board of Directors
James B. Cole, President and CEO
Department of Physician Relations, 703.558.6538

Summer 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Virginia Hospital Center was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics. This study identifies hospitals with the best facilitywide performance, measuring performance excellence in clinical care, patient perception of care, operational efficiency, and financial stability.

The study uses objective, public data to rank almost 3,000 hospitals in the nation. That data included Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Hospital Compare website. In addition, Truven Health recognizes Everest Award winners, hospitals with the highest one-year performance and fastest long-term improvement over a period of five years. We were one of only 17 of the 100 Top Hospitals—and the only hospital in the area—to receive the 2013 Everest Award.

We believe this honor reflects the support of the Hospital’s Board of Directors, and a commitment to quality and excellence from our top-notch physicians and staff.

John R. Garrett, MD, FACS Chairman,  Board of Directors
Chief, Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Director of Physician Services



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