Hospital earns ‘A’



ELLSWORTH — Maine Coast Memorial Hospital was honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2014 Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from errors, injuries and infections.

The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog.

Maine Coast Memorial Hospital CNO and Vice President of Patient Care Services Ardelle Bigos said, “This A score is a direct result of a team-focused approach to patient safety. A patient-centered approach to care is a priority at MCMH, which includes protocols that keep our patients safe.”

“Our score reflects the hard work and commitment of all our staff to provide the safest care to every patient every time. Patient safety remains our top priority, and this score spans processes related to medication safety, infection prevention and teamwork throughout the organization,” said MCMH Quality Leader and Director of Care Management Beth Bunker-Anderson.

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