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UVMC Receives VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence

Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) has received a 2007 Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence from VHA Inc., a national health care alliance which honors hospitals for meeting or exceeding national performance standards for clinical care in specific areas.
UVMC won the award for its efforts in treatment for heart attack patients and treatment for congestive heart failure.

"At the heart of the covenant between patients and hospitals lies the belief that clinical excellence is paramount," said Trent Haywood, M.D., J.D., chief medical officer at VHA.  “Upper Valley Medical Center is a shining example of what can be achieved when a hospital's actions are guided by the pursuit of clinical excellence."

VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national alliance that serves more than 2,400 health care organizations nationwide, including 1,400 hospitals.  VHA provides industry-leading supply chain management services and supports the formation of regional and national networks to help members improve their clinical and economic performance.