Potomac Valley Hospital passes state inspection with zero deficiencies

Potomac Valley Hospital staff celebrates passing their 2019 state inspection. Pictured are Derek Green, assistant vice president of operations, Elaine Geroski, vice president of nursing; Sue Wells, senior director of outpatient clinical operations; Amy Boothe, chief operating officer; Teresa White, senior director of inpatient nursing; Melissa Wyatt, director of performance improvement; Brenna Earnest, regulatory coordinator and safety officer; Mark Boucot, president and CEO; and Ralph Gumbert, director of emergency department.

KEYSER, W.Va. — Potomac Valley Hospital recently passed its 2019 inspection by the West Virginia Office of Health Facility Licensure and Certification with zero documented clinical deficiencies.

OHFLAC helps shape healthy environments for patients within health care facilities by promoting quality services and high standards of care that exist when facilities are compliant with state licensure rules and federal certification regulations.

Leaders from every department within the hospital met with state surveyors during their two-day visit. Leaders were interviewed regarding current departmental and hospital-wide protocols, policies and procedures. Tours of the entire hospital and off-campus facilities were conducted.

“Our first priority at Potomac Valley Hospital is the safety of our patients. The recent OHFLAC survey showing zero clinical deficiencies validates our commitment to the community and for patient safety,” said Elaine Geroski, vice president of nursing.

“Potomac Valley Hospital is continuously evaluating our processes and our facility to ensure we have a superior and excellent environment for our staff and our patients. We are always working to maintain a culture of safety and to provide a level of care that is of the highest quality. It is our mission every single day; and the results of this survey support that,” said Amy Boothe, chief operating officer.

President and CEO Mark Boucot has led the hospital for the last 18 months. “The most important thing for PVH is to always focus on great patient care,” Boucot said.

“PVH is now really taking advantage of the great knowledge base and clinical experience that comes from the best health system in the region, WVU Medicine. PVH is rapidly assimilating all of the knowledge and evidence-based medicine from our great health system, so that we can keep striving for excellence. We’re doing this in the Emergency Department, Surgery, ICU, the inpatient units and in our outpatient units as well. PVH has a great staff and great physicians and is recruiting more great physicians to the hospital. Our goal is to always strive to care for our patients the same way we would if it was for our own family members. We’d want our own family to have excellent care, so that is what we will always strive to achieve for every person. It’s now our mission: to care for people the way we would for our own family members.”  

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