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Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital Nationally Recognized for Quality

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Lorraine Rodgerson (left), CA Dean's vice president - chief nursing officer and chief operating officer, and Brittany Gould (right),nurse manager for Inpatient and the Emergency Department at CA Dean.

Greenville, Maine—December 21, 2016—Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital (CA Dean) has been recognized with the prestigious award of being a Top Rural Hospital by the Leapfrog Group. CA Dean is one of the seven rural hospitals in Maine to receive this recognition. The Leapfrog Hospital Survey is the gold standard for comparing hospitals’ performance on the national standards for safety, quality, and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care.

Top rural hospitals must meet Leapfrog’s standards for preventing medication errors, as well as score in the top percentile from the Leapfrog Hospital survey. More than 1,600 hospitals in the U.S. submitted survey results. Only 21 hospitals in the nation were recognized as Top Rural Hospitals. CA Dean earned this designation in 2013 and 2014.

“The best part of an award like this is that it reaffirms the great care and attention to detail of our people at CA Dean” said Geno Murray, President and CEO at CA Dean. “I am incredibly proud of the staff at CA Dean and the commitment they have to their hard work in order to provide quality healthcare to the patients we see here.”

In 2016, CA Dean has also been awarded with the Avatar International awards for Exceeding Patient Expectations, Cleanliness and Communications with Nurses; The Maine Tobacco Free Hospital Network’s 2016 Gold Level Award Tobacco-Free Environment; and a Most Wired, 2016 recognition by Hospitals and Health Networks.

More information on Leapfrog programs is available at www.leapfroggroup.org.

Nestled near the shores of Moosehead Lake, Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed, critical access hospital and also home to Northwoods Healthcare, a primary care practice with offices in Greenville, Monson, and Sangerville. CA Dean is a proud member of Eastern Maine Healthcare System (EMHS), one of the nation’s top 100 integrated healthcare networks. Please visit us to learn more at http://cadean.org/