Parkview Whitley Hospital recently was chosen as the recipient of the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® (NDNQI®) Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality for a Community Hospital in the year 2013. The NDNQI is the nation’s most comprehensive database of nursing performance measures, and the award recognizes hospitals that improve patient outcomes and maintain high job satisfaction among nurses.
Parkview Whitley was one of only six hospitals recognized out of 1,800 nationwide that report performance measures to ANA’s NDNQI. According to the ANA, award winners “demonstrated superior results” on a broad range of nursing-sensitive performance indicators, including patient falls with injury, hospital-acquired infections and pressure ulcers.
“I am very proud of our nursing leaders and all of our nurses and support staff for their commitment to quality care,” said Bridget Johnson, RN, MSN, vice president, Patient Care Services, Parkview Whitley Hospital. “It is not just nursing; it takes everyone in the hospital, so this is everyone’s award.”
This is the second time that Parkview Whitley Hospital has received this award. Parkview Whitley Hospital also received the 2011 NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality®. This award is not one for which hospitals apply. It is based on evidence and determined by sustained improvement. To be eligible, hospitals had to report data on nursing indicators to NDNQI for four consecutive quarters and participate in the ANA's RN survey.
For more information about the award, please visit www.ndnqi.org.