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CVH wins national award, achieves new certification

ARLINGTON — Cascade Valley Hospital was chosen from more than 1,900 hospitals nationwide to receive the T-System Client Excellence Award. This award recognizes the emergency departments which improve their quality of patient care and operational processes.

Cascade implemented a two-way interface and computerized provider order entry to send and receive crucial health information throughout the facility, resulting in faster, more precise, safer patient care in the Emergency Department, which treats about 20,000 patients annually.

T-System is an emergency department information system vendor used in about 40 percent of the nation’s emergency departments

Cascade also received ISO 9001 certification from DNV. This certification is a mark of quality and improved operations, which required a 36-month evaluation process, including developing a formal quality management system which focuses on care management, operational procedures, administrative processes and medical product quality assurance.

DNV is a world-leading certification body. They work with organizations to assure performance of products, people and facilities through certification, verification, assessment and training.

“We are very proud of these two awards, which prove our commitment to quality care, and not just in the Emergency Department, but throughout our organization,” said Clark Jones, CEO of Cascade Valley Hospital.

Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics is comprised of a 48-bed acute care hospital, an ambulatory surgery center and five primary and specialty care clinics. Cascade has been serving the health care needs of northern Snohomish County since 1909.

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