Mount Desert Island Hospital has been named to the 2013 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Hospital Honor Roll. Harvard Pilgrim's Hospital Honor Roll recognizes those adult, acute care hospitals whose performance was among the top 25% of those measured nationally on a set of composite clinical quality, patient experience and patient safety measures, as reported by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Hospital Compare and the Leapfrog Group.
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 (AHRQ) 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/CEO Art Blank.
MDI Hospital was one of only 11 hospitals in Maine to be named to the honor roll. The acknowledgement is the latest to recognize MDI Hospital for its top-quality care, above average safety standards and highly rated patient experience. In October of 2013, MDI Hospital was named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for patient satisfaction in the country by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).
Honor Roll hospitals are highlighted in Harvard Pilgrim’s printed and online provider directories as well as on the organization’s web site (www.harvardpilgrim.org), offering consumers the ability to evaluate and select hospitals based on quality and safety performance.