Hospital receives national recognition

MACHIAS — Down East Community Hospital has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health for overall excellence in patient perspective.

The awards are based on the results of the Hospital Strength Index from iVantage Health Analytics and recognizes top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the United States in quality, outcomes or patient perspective.

“To be recognized nationally for performance leadership for patient perspective demonstrates how living our values of respect, compassion and excellence show our patients we are committed to giving them the best possible care,” said hospital CEO Steve Lail. “The patient’s perspective is critical to small rural hospitals. A large part of our mission is to improve the health of the people in Sunrise County and that begins with people in our community wanting to come here for their health care needs.”

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health was established in 1995 to assist in efforts to improve access to and the quality of health care for America’s 57 million rural citizens.

The Chartis Group provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the health care industry.

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