Two Family Practices Earn Gold Star Awards From VDH

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Two Augusta Medical Group practices—Augusta Health Family Practice, Fishersville and Augusta Health Family Practice, Verona—have earned Gold Star Awards for Outstanding Compliance from the Virginia Vaccines for Children program of the Virginia Department of Health. The award recognizes that the practices' providers understand and follow federal and state guidelines for vaccinations, that they ensure vaccines are administered to eligible populations, that they correctly handle and store vaccines and that they reduce vaccine waste. The award was given after a survey visit by Virginia Vaccines for Children staff that included chart audits and staff interviews.

Augusta Health is an independent, nonprofit community hospital with a mission to promote the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care. In 2010, it was the only hospital in Virginia—and one of only 74 of the 5000 hospitals in the United States—to receive both the Patient Safety Excellence Award and the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from HealthGrades. These awards place Augusta Health in the top 5% of US hospitals for both patient safety and quality. For more information about Augusta Health, its programs or its services, please contact Public Relations at (540) 245-7329 or (540) 221-7329, or visit the Augusta Health website.