Committed to Improvement

Our Passion for Doing Things Better

Winchester Hospital has a strong ongoing commitment to improvement in all we do. Despite our many awards and recognition, we recognize that there are always ways to do things better, more efficiently and more safely.

Our patients benefit from improvements in safety and in the care we deliver. And our community as a whole benefits from efficiencies and cost savings and the investments we make in programs and facilities. That’s because as a nonprofit hospital, any surplus funds after expenses are used to expand and enhance the health care services we provide. We aim to offer care anchored in the most updated evidence-based guidelines and best practices.

Learn more about our building projects and work to improve patient safety and patient satisfaction. Here are some examples of the many improvement initiatives taking place at Winchester Hospital. 

  • We reduced wait time in our Emergency Department by improving inpatient access and throughput to provide more efficient services to our patients.

  • Winchester Hospital’s Pharmacy recently installed a new robotic device to process electronic prescriptions and reduce the potential for serious medication errors. Medications are automatically dispensed through medication stations located throughout our inpatient areas. To avoid potential drug interactions, new and improved systems have also been put into place to continually monitor all medications that a patient may be taking.

  • Infection prevention specialists at Winchester Hospital implemented best practices for hand hygiene compliance and greatly reduced the infection rate on their inpatient units as a result.

  • Staff members in our operating room developed a new workflow that reduced the amount of time necessary for staff to access supplies by 64% and saved more than $37,000 in inventory costs.

  • Nurses in critical care introduced a new treatment protocol for ventilated patients to greatly reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia.

  • Winchester Hospital’s Center for Cancer Care is an outstanding example of improvement in the way we deliver our care services. Patients being treated for cancer can now find a full range of coordinated cancer treatment services together in one building, with an onsite nurse navigator to offer help and guidance.

Sleep Disorders Center

Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Winchester Hospital’s full-service Sleep Disorders Center diagnoses and treats patients suffering from all types of sleep-related problems.

Wound Healing

A wound that won’t heal can be more than an annoyance. It can mean another day of pain and discomfort. But the physicians and nurses at Winchester Hospital’s Wound Healing Center can help.

Weight Management

Winchester Hospital is committed to providing the most effective weight management programs and, when appropriate, the most advanced treatment for weight loss surgery.