Hospital wins award

Posted May 27, 2011, at 11:10 p.m.

BELFAST — Waldo County General Hospital has won another national award. VHA Inc., a national health care network based in Irving, Texas, honored 28 hospitals for meeting or exceeding national performance standards for clinical care and efforts to improve the patient experience.

“When our hospital receives a quality award such as this, it is because we have a team of employees who are all committed to the same cause, taking the best care of our patients and our community,” said hospital quality services manager and nurse Rob Fowler, who accepted the award on behalf of the hospital.

Waldo County General Hospital was one of 10 hospitals nationwide that received the VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence on May 16 at VHA’s annual Leadership Conference in San Diego, Calif.

The award is given annually to recognize organizations that achieve top performance on the clinical core measures established and tracked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Providers and Services survey that measures patient satisfaction at hospitals across the country.

Besides Waldo County General Hospital, the other Maine hospitals in the critical access category were Millinocket Regional Hospital, Redington-Fairview General Hospital in Skowhegan and Houlton Regional Hospital.

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