Pullman Regional Hospital was recently awarded a Top Performer Award accompanied by a $5000 check by the Washington Hospitals Workers’ Compensation Trust, a subsidiary program of the Washington State Hospital Association.
The Top Performer Award recognizes members who go “above and beyond” compliance and follow best practices in Workers’ Compensation. Pullman Regional Hospital also won this award in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
Award criteria are focused on employee safety and include participating in programs that reduce employee and patient injuries and in ongoing educational and safety program activities.
Pullman Regional Hospital’s Environment of Care and Safety Committee is comprised of a representative from each hospital department and is responsible for addressing all hospital safety concerns, prioritizing projects and allocating Top Performer prize money to hospital safety projects.
Laura Barrett, director of Safety and Regulatory Compliance, said “Applying for and receiving the Top Performer award lets our community know that Pullman Regional Hospital is dedicated to both employee safety and patient safety by providing and ensuring an environment where our patients can receive first-rate medical care.”