Best of the West

Jack Chubb: October 15, 20090 Comments

It’s not every day that you get a letter like I just opened.

It’s from VHA, commending me on my “hospital team’s outstanding work to improve systems of care and patient care outcomes!”

Community Regional Medical Center has been selected as a VHA West Coast Region award recipient – recognized for several programs and performance improvement initiatives that VHA considers examples of best practices.

I’m proud to recognize the following stellar efforts at Community Regional:

  • Team Collaboration Certificate of Recognition:                
  • C-Diff Team
  • Innovation Award Trophy:                          
  • “Real Men Wear Gowns” Prostate Cancer Awareness campaign
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award Trophy:
  • Prevention of Blood Stream Infections, Pressure Ulcers and Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
  • Team Collaboration Award Trophy: Maximizing Capacity


I love getting letters that recognize what I already know – this hospital is truly the Best of the West.  Please help me continue to recognize the good work we do here at Community Regional.  Respond to my blog about the best practices you’ve participated in or witnessed.  And I’ll do my best to get the word out.