MDI Hospital makes honor roll again

BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital has been named to the 2015 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Hospital Honor Roll.

The honor recognizes adult, acute care hospitals whose performance was among the top 25 percent of those measured nationally on a set of composite clinical quality, patient experience and patient safety measures, as reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).

Harvard Pilgrim reviewed hospital performance in four categories: cardiac care, health care associated infection, pneumonia care and surgical care improvement. The results measured the quality of these processes of care and included surveys evaluating patient experience. CMS patient safety measures evaluated included results hospitals achieved in health care associated infections and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety scores.

“At Mount Desert Island Hospital, providing safe, high-quality, patient-centered care is our top priority. We are honored to be recognized for our commitment to this level of care,” said MDI Hospital President and CEO Art Blank.

The acknowledgement is the latest to recognize MDI Hospital for its top-quality care, above average safety standards and highly rated patient experience. MDI Hospital is the only hospital in the nation to earn the Overall Best Performer Award from Avatar International for patient satisfaction for 14 consecutive years. MDI Hospital was also among only 251 hospitals nationally to receive a five-star rating under Medicare’s new star system ratings in 2015. The new rating system uses national patient survey data to evaluate patient experience.

Honor Roll hospitals are highlighted in Harvard Pilgrim’s printed and online provider directories as well as on the organization’s web site (, offering consumers the ability to evaluate and select hospitals based on quality and safety performance.

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