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4 Rural EMHS Hospitals Earn ‘Top Hospital’ Distinction

12/4/2014


Four EMHS hospitals have been named as top rural hospitals by the Leapfrog Group. Blue Hill Memorial Hospital in Blue Hill, Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital in Greenville, Inland Hospital in Waterville, and Sebasticook Valley Health in Pittsfield are among nine critical access hospitals in Maine and 25 nationwide honored with the ‘Top Hospital’ distinction.

The awards, which are given annually, were announced at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting and Top Hospital Awards on December 2, in Washington, D.C. Leapfrog measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use, and management structures in place to prevent errors.


About EMHS
EMHS is an integrated health delivery system serving the State of Maine. The system’s broad range of services includes eight hospitals, physician practices, long-term care facilities, home health and hospice, and ground and air emergency transport services. EMHS members work collaboratively with each other and with other community organizations to provide our patients with the right care, at the right time, and in the right place. For more information, visit the EMHS website at www.emhs.org.

About The Leapfrog Group
The Leapfrog Group (www.leapfroggroup.org) is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and other members. The Hospital Safety Score (www.hospitalsafetyscore.org) is an initiative of The Leapfrog Group.
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