About Nashoba Valley Medical Center: "Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) offers community-based primary care and specialty services. NVMC was awarded its third consecutive A, the highest grade possible, in hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group for the Fall 2017 assessment period. The hospital was a recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval and was named to Leapfrog’s annual list of Top Hospitals in 2014. Areas of clinical strength include emergency medicine, diagnostic imaging, geriatric psychiatry, cardiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, oncology, orthopedics, physical therapy and general surgery. NVMC also offers a comprehensive Center for Pain Management, Diabetes and Endocrine Center, Travel Clinic and Occupational Health Services. Nashoba Valley Medical Center is part of Steward Health Care, which is a fully integrated national health care services organization committed to providing the highest quality of care in the communities where its patients live. Steward operates 36 community hospitals in ten states that employ approximately 37,000 people and regularly receives top awards for quality and safety. The Steward network includes more than 26 urgent care centers, 42 preferred skilled nursing facilities, substantial behavioral health services, over 7,300 beds under management, and more than 1.1 million covered lives through the company’s managed care and health insurance services. Additional information is available at www.nashobamed.org."
Nashoba Valley Medical Center Receives Third Consecutive “A” for Patient Safety in Fall 2017 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade: Ayer, MA – "The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades on Oct. 31, 2017. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms. Nashoba Valley Medical Center (NVMC) was awarded an “A” for its commitment to keeping patients safe and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. This is NVMC’s third consecutive “A” grade. “This designation is a great honor to our health care team who carry out our safety and quality initiatives every day of the year,” said Salvatore Perla, president of Nashoba Valley Medical Center. “Our patients can be rest assured that they are receiving the safest, highest quality care in the region.” Developed under the guidance of a Blue Ribbon National Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign A, B, C, D and F grades to more than 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public. “It takes consistent, unwavering dedication to patients to achieve the highest standards of patient safety. An ‘A’ Safety Grade recognizes hospitals for this accomplishment,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “We congratulate the clinicians, Board, management and staff of Nashoba Valley Medical for showing the country what it means to put patient safety first.” To see NVMC’s full grade, and to access patient tips for staying safe in the hospital, visit www.hospitalsafetygrade.org. The Hospital Safety Grade website also provides information on how the public can protect themselves, family and friends during a hospital stay."
- Nashoba Valley Medical Center "Community Benefits Council": "The mission of Nashoba Valley Medical Center's Community Benefits Council is to support the hospital in implementing the annual Community Benefits Plan, and to work collaboratively with the hospital to identify and address some of the many health and wellness needs of our communities through research, discussion, maximization of community resources, and implementation of health and wellness programs and initiatives. The council also reviews needs assessments and annual plans, and helps guide and monitor the implementation of programs.The Community Benefits Council is comprised of representatives from local health and human service agencies, and other community leaders."
- Nashoba Valley Medical Center "Community Benefits Plan" (2014)
- Nashoba Valley Medical Center "Community Health Benefits Assessment" (2016)