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100,000 Lives Campaign

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100,000 Lives Campaign

At Washington Hospital, we have a clear guiding principle that governs just about everything we do here. That is - the patient comes first. It may sound like a rather obvious position for a hospital to take, but by adopting this as our golden rule, it serves as a constant reminder to everyone involved in patient care that every action we take must reflect this priority.

Recently, Washington Hospital joined with thousands of hospitals across the country in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) "100,000 Lives Campaign." IHI is an organization advocating for consistent patient quality standards nationwide.

This is the first ever national initiative to save 100,000 lives by June 2006, using proven clinical practices and methods developed from evidence-based medicine. Participating hospitals are committed to instituting guidelines that will insure a positive outcome for many more patients.

From the way our doctors interact with patients, to our impressive ratio of registered nurses to patients, Washington Hospital's "Patient First Ethic" means that any decision made or action taken must stem from what is in the best interest of the patient. As a community owned hospital, we are accountable to the people of the Tri-City Area above all else. And we'll continue to seek out new ways, big and small, to make sure the treatment you receive reflects the highest quality care.

To learn more about Washington Hospital's involvment in the 100,000 Lives Campaign click here.

Click on the following link for more information about the nationwide 100,000 Lives Campaign:
www.ihi.org/IHI/Programs/Campaign