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Paradise hospital wins quality awards
Contra Costa Times

Feather River Hospital has won six awards from Medicare for making efforts to improve the quality of patient care it provides. Wayne Ferch, the hospital’s president, said Feather River is now uniformly following “best practices” 99.9 percent of the time. The awards were given through a program that tested a new “pay-for-performance” system the federal government plans to use in paying hospitals through Medicare. Feather River was one of 225 hospitals around the nation that took part in the test program.

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