Valley Health receives “A” safety grade

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Valley Health’s acute care hospitals, Winchester Medical Center and Warren Memorial Hospital, earned an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.

The organization is a national nonprofit which recognizes organizations for protecting their patients from harm in the hospital.

A, B, C, D, or F grades are given based on safety performance measures which includes errors, injuries, infections, and accidents as well as systems in place to prevent harm.

Only 14% of organizations evaluated receive the highest “A” rating.

Valley Health has secured that rating since 2020.

To see the full grades for WMH and WMC, head to HospitalSafetyGrade.org.

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VSP are having a busy snow day

An email from Virginia State Police (VSP) Public Relations Coordinator Shelby Crouch reports the accident situation regarding the inclement weather.

As of 9 o’clock last night Troopers have responded to 482 traffic crashes and 486 disabled vehicles in Virginia.

Most of the accidents have involved only damage with no reported traffic fatalities.

With the wind and refreezing State Police and other authorities still recommended caution when traveling and not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

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