We are proud to share that Inland Hospital has been recognized with the 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital distinction. MOUNTAIN MEDICAL has partnered with Inland for nearly a decade, evolving into a true “extension of their organization” and recruiting efforts.
Below is an excerpt from the formal press release from December 3, 2014:
Inland Hospital Awarded 2014 Leapfrog Top Hospital Distinction
Recognition Highlights the Nation’s Premier Hospitals for Safety and Quality
Waterville, Maine – December 3, 2014 - For the fourth time in five years, the Leapfrog Group has named Inland Hospital in Waterville to its annual list of Top Hospitals. An elite distinction awarded to hospitals nationwide for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality through the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, the Leapfrog Top Hospital award is given to less than seven percent of all eligible hospitals. The awards, which are given annually, were announced at Leapfrog’s Annual Meeting and Top Hospital Awards on December 2, in Washington, D.C.
Inland Hospital is part of EMHS, a statewide health system. It was one of only nine hospitals in Maine honored with the Top Rural Hospital award, and one of only 60 in the nation.
“We are so pleased to be recognized again this year,” said John Dalton, Inland’s President and CEO. “I am very proud of our staff who make safety and quality a priority every day at Inland. They are to be commended for achieving excellence on a continuous basis. The culture here is to always put the patient first, even when it’s not easy or convenient. This national award is a testament to everyone who works and volunteers at Inland.”
“Leapfrog’s Top Hospital award is widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions any hospital can achieve in the United States. It recognizes institutions for their excellence in quality of care and patient safety, as well as their commitment to transparency. By achieving Top Hospital status, Inland Hospital has proven it is a premier institution and deserves to be recognized for its dedication to the families and patients in the greater Waterville area,” said Leah Binder, President and CEO of The Leapfrog Group.
The selection is based on the results of The Leapfrog Group’s annual hospital survey, which measures hospitals’ performance on patient safety and quality, focusing on three critical areas of hospital care: how patients fare, resource use and management structures established to prevent errors. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including rates for high-risk procedures and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors.
Do you want to hear more about how MOUNTAIN MEDICAL may be able to help in your career search or recruiting needs? Please reach out to MOUNTAIN MEDICAL’s Director of Talent Acquisition, Don Richard. He can be contacted directly at DRichard@MountainLtd.com.