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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Parkview Whitley Hospitalâ€™s nursing staff has received a national accolade, according to a hospital press release.
The hospital announced Friday it had been chosen as the recipient of the American Nurses Associationâ€™s (ANA) National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality for a Community Hospital in the year 2011. The award recognizes hospitals that improve patient outcomes and maintain high nurse job satisfaction, the hospital said, adding that the NDNQI is the nationâ€™s most comprehensive database of nursing performance measures.
Parkview Whitley was one of only six hospitals recognized out of 1,800 nationwide that report performance measures to ANAâ€™s NDNQI.
According to ANA, award winners â€śdemonstrated superior resultsâ€ť on a broad range of nursing-sensitive performance indicators, including patient falls with injury, hospital-acquired infections and pressure ulcers.
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