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Commendations, Awards and Recognition

Commendations and awards
  • Received a grade of 98% from Highmark Quality Blue for successful completion of infection control/patient safety projects.
  • Received the Gold Star II and a cash award from Unison Health Plan of Pennsylvania for exemplary reduction in health care associated infections as published by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).
  • Received the American Heart Association Silver Plus performance achievement award for excellence in our stroke program.
  • Received the Medal of Honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for achieving a 92.9 organ donation consent rate.

This is just a partial list of accomplishments that have earned us regional and national recognition:
  • Prevention and reduction of MRSA infections
  • Improved management of cardiac care
  • Reduced surgical site infections and blood clots
  • Reduced catheter-related bloodstream infections
  • Elimination of ventilator-associated pneumonias in 2009
  • Recertified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center

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