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Central Coast Hospitals Recognized by CALNOC for Performance Excellence


St. John's Hospitals were recognized by CALNOC for Performance Excellence in the Prevention of Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers.

The awards were announced at CALNOC’s Annual Conference that took place Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 in San Diego.

St. John's Regional Medical Center had zero reportable Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers for each quarter in 2013. Similarly, St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital had zero Hospital Acquired Hospital Pressure Ulcers in each quarter of 2013. Both hospitals have an aggressive wound care team and pressure ulcer prevention measures in place. Hospitals receiving the Prevention of Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers award have “Better than Expected” performance in the prevention of such ulcers.

“These recognitions from CALNOC are a testament of our Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals’ commitment to providing the highest level of safe, quality health care services every day,” says Charles J. Cova, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health. “We are honored to be recognized by such a highly-regarded organization as CALNOC.”

CALNOC is the leading provider of actionable information and research on quality indicators in nursing. CALNOC created the first nursing database registry of quality indicators in nursing which turns patient outcome data into information for hospital executives to help guide decisions. CALNOC is the nation’s only nurse sensitive registry managed, operated and designed by nursing.

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