Mayo Regional Hospital earns Leapfrog Top Hospital Award
DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Leapfrog Group announced Mayo Regional Hospital has been named a Top Hospital for the first time. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases Mayo Regional Hospital’s commitment to patient safety and quality.
“We are very proud to accept this award from the Leapfrog Group for the first time” said Marie Vienneau, hospital president and CEO. “Mayo has made a significant commitment to improving patient safety over the past years from the board, medical staff and leadership level and down throughout the organization. But the real reason and congratulations for this award goes to our staff, particularly in quality, clinical IT and nursing, who work hard everyday to make these improvements.“
Mayo Regional Hospital received a Top Rural Hospital distinction, and was one of 115 Top Hospitals recognized across the country. The list includes nine Top Children’s Hospitals, 56 Top General Hospitals, 21 Top Rural Hospitals and 29 Top Teaching Hospitals.
The selection of Top Hospitals is based on the results of the 2016 Leapfrog Hospital Survey. Performance across many areas of hospital care is considered in establishing the qualifications for the award, including infection rates, maternity care, and a hospital’s ability to prevent medication errors. The rigorous standards are defined in each year’s Top Hospital Methodology.
“Being acknowledged as a Top Hospital is an incredible feat achieved by less than three percent of hospitals nationwide,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “With this honor, Mayo Regional Hospital has established its commitment to safer and higher quality care. Providing this level of care to patients in the Piscataquis and Penobscot region requires motivation and drive from every team member. I congratulate the board, staff and clinicians, whose efforts made this honor possible.”