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November 2, 2017

Fauquier Hospital earns top grade for patient safety

Everybody at Fauquier Hospital — from board members to nurses and housekeeping staffers — constantly wash their hands, according to Chief Nursing Officer Sharon Marti.
It is very gratifying to receive this recognition after months of unwavering focus on patient safety.
— Fauquier Health CEO Chad Melton
Fauquier Hospital has received the top grade for safety from a national, nonprofit healthcare rating organization.

The Leapfrog Group awarded Fauquier Hospital an “A” for safety. Nationwide, 832 hospitals earned the top grade for keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.

“It is very gratifying to receive this recognition after months of unwavering focus on patient safety,” Fauquier Health CEO Chad Melton said. “Thank you to the physicians, nurses and support staff who work so hard to protect our patients from harm. We will continue to improve by putting patient care quality first.”

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year.

The 97-bed Warrenton hospital received perfect marks for all measures compiled in 2017, according to Fauquier Health Director of Quality, Regulatory and Accreditation and Infection PreventionPolly Roush.

Last year, Leapfrog gave the hospital a “C.”

Fauquier Health Chief Nursing Officer Sharon Marti said six new processes contributed to the A rating:

• Improvements to medical records to ensure safe medication prescribing by physicians.

• An enhanced process for scanning medication barcodes with improved direct monitoring of the system.

• Physicians and the hospital pharmacy partnering on antibiotic administration to ensure the most effective choice for the individual patient.

• Education on the importance of handwashing for everyone in the organization – board members, nurses, physicians, technicians, as well as all support staff, nutrition services and the housekeeping staff.

• Senior leaders and nurse supervisors working more closely together to ensure appropriate staffing.

• Implementation of strategies to quickly identify and mitigate any patient safety risks or hazards throughout the organization.
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