Patient Safety Practiced and Celebrated at HealthSouth Kingsport and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia

3/06/2015

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport and The Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia celebrate National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 8-14, 2015, to educate the community, patients and their families, clinicians and others on the importance of patient safety in the hospital and at home.

Adopting the theme “Set Sail For Safety,” the hospital will celebrate with themed educational events and games to show its commitment to caring for patient safety. Both hospitals are also sponsoring the Wellmont Health System Trauma and Critical Care Conference being held today, March 6 from 7:45 a.m. -3:30 p.m., to educate clinicians and the community about National Patient Safety Awareness Week.

“Patient safety is a top priority and one of the most important aspects in creating a high-quality patient experience,” said Troy Clark, CEO of HealthSouth Kingsport.

“We know that patients have a choice and we work to enhance our culture of safety every day,” added Gerogeanne Cole, CEO of The Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia. “This week-long observance is an excellent opportunity to recognize the importance of safety in our hospital.”

Patient Safety Awareness Week was initially launched in 2002 and is endorsed by the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) whose mission is to: improve the safety of patients by identifying and creating a core body of knowledge; identify pathways to apply the knowledge; develop and enhance the culture of receptivity to patient safety; raise public awareness and foster communications about patient safety as well as improve the status of NPSF and its ability to meet its goals. For more information, please visit its website at www.npsf.org.

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport is a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout east Tennessee and southwest Virginia, the hospital is located at 113 Cassel Drive and on the Web at www.healthsouthkingsport.com.

About The Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia
The Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia, a joint venture partnership with Bristol Regional Medical Center, is a 25-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout east Tennessee and southwest Virginia, the hospital is located at 103 North Street in Bristol, Virginia, and on the Web at www.rehabilitationhospitalswvirginia.com.

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 33 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, hospice agencies and outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.

Source: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Kingsport

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