VEP Healthcare Congratulates Partner Santa Clara Valley Medical Center on Earning Joint Commission Sepsis Certification
CONCORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 8, 2018--VEP Healthcare congratulates its partner Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) of Santa Clara, California, on earning Sepsis Certification from The Joint Commission.
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SCVMC delivers a full range of healthcare services and is recognized as a center of excellence for the following specialties: burns, diabetes, trauma, children’s health, rehabilitation, and women’s care. The hospital is dedicated to the health of the whole community and has delivered high quality, compassionate, and safe care for residents of Santa Clara County for more than 140 years. SCVMC’s multidisciplinary Sepsis Program team educates providers and staff and develops tools to promote the early detection and treatment of sepsis throughout the hospital. VEP Healthcare providers support the diagnosis and treatment of patients in SCVMC’s emergency department (ED).
VEP serves more than 30 hospitals nationwide and has an excellent track record of increasing both patient satisfaction and quality metrics. For SCVMC, VEP has implemented proven programs to optimize the quality and value of care, including RPM (Rapid Patient Management™) that helps emergency departments provide comprehensive care as quickly as possible.
Now, certification by The Joint Commission signifies that SCVMC, and the VEP Healthcare providers based at the SCVMC ED, adhere to rigorous guidelines for sepsis prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.
Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to an infection. Without prompt treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 1.5 million people in the US get sepsis each year. More than a quarter million die. And about one in three patients who die in a hospital have sepsis. Sepsis is the most expensive disease to treat in the hospital, costing approximately $17 billion dollars annually. To reduce the risk of sepsis, healthcare facilities and professionals follow rigorous guidelines for diagnosing and managing the condition. Early detection and appropriate treatment of sepsis can decrease mortality, improve patient outcomes, and decrease the length of stay in hospitals.
“SCVMC, along with our partner VEP Healthcare, is committed to reducing the risk of sepsis,” states Paul E. Lorenz, Chief Executive Officer of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. “Our goal is to prevent infection in our hospital and throughout our community.”
Adds Steven Maron, MD, President and CEO of VEP Healthcare, “Joint Commission certification validates our shared efforts to eradicate sepsis at SCVMC and at all our partner hospitals.”
Founded in 1981, VEP is one of America’s largest and most experienced provider-owned emergency medicine groups. VEP’s physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and corporate staff are also the sole owners of the company. This democratic structure helps the company maintain the fiscal health of its emergency departments while always keeping the focus on quality care for patients.
For more information, contact VEP Healthcare. Call 925.225.5837 and visit VEP online at www.vephealthcare.com.
About Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is a comprehensive acute care public hospital system and Level 1 Trauma Center located in San Jose, California, the heart of Silicon Valley. Along with its nationally recognized and accredited Rehabilitation Center, Burn Center, and Trauma Center, SCVMC offers a wide range of other specialized services plus a large network of primary care clinics to provide high-quality, compassionate care to all patients and their families. Please visit www.scvmc.org for more information.
About VEP Healthcare
VEP Healthcare began providing emergency medical management services in 1981. In the years since, the organization’s expertise has expanded into hospitalist services, intensive care, clinical decision units, telehealth, and surgicalist services. Today, the owners of VEP – the company’s physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and corporate personnel – deliver clinical staffing and management services to major urban, smaller community, and rural hospitals nationwide. Partner hospitals call the organization’s positive impact on quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction “the VEP Effect.” For more information about VEP Healthcare, call 925.225.5837, or visit www.vephealthcare.com.
About The Joint Commission
An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. For more information, visit www.jointcommission.org.
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CONTACT: VEP Healthcare
April Martin, 925-225-5837 ext. 127
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA
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