The Bear Valley Community Healthcare District was awarded the Quest for Zero: Excellence in ED award from BETA Healthcare Group. The healthcare district purchases liability insurance from BETA.
“Many hospitals in the state, many rural hospitals and many district hospitals, but others as well, as insured by that company,” said CEO John Friel. “So they’re always trying to make improvements in quality. So they put together a program where they focused on the emergency room, because obviously that’s an area that’s high risk for liability.”
One hundred percent of the healthcare district’s emergency department staff completed the training in order to receive the award. This included core staff members and less regular employees, Friel said.