Norman – Norman Regional Health System has received three awards from the VHA Inc., Oklahoma/Arkansas regional office. These awards recognize Norman Regional for improvement in emergency department care and improvement in overall clinical quality.
“We are honored to receive these awards from VHA. We believe in delivering quality care and are constantly striving to improve our care,” stated David Whitaker, Norman Regional president and chief executive officer. “The VHA awards acknowledge this and help us evaluate our performance against other hospitals.”
Norman Regional was recognized with a Clinical Excellence Award related to the treatment of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia care and prevention of surgical site infection. In addition, they were given a Clinical Improvement Award for the treatment of heart attack, heart failure and prevention of surgical site infection. The Emergency Department received a Sustained Performance – Better than Benchmark award for decreasing the number of patients that left the ED without being seen and improving the overall length of stay in the ED.