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Stephens Memorial Hospital Awarded Coveted 2013 Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital Distinction

Timothy A. Churchill, President and CEO, is pleased to announce that Stephens Memorial Hospital will be receiving the 2013 Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital award at a ceremony today (December 3, 2013) in Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Churchill states, “There is a significant amount of work that goes into the quality initiatives at Stephens Memorial Hospital.  Our Board of Trustees, our Medical Staff, and all of our employees are committed to providing exceptional quality care to our patients.  This award recognizes that commitment."

The field of hospitals considered for this year’s elite Leapfrog Top Hospital distinction was more competitive than ever with 1,324 hospitals participating. There are only 22 rural hospitals in the country to receive the Top Leapfrog Rural Hospital award. Miles Memorial Hospital, another member of the MaineHealth system, is also a Top Leapfrog Rural Hospital. 

Photo Caption:  (Left to right: Frank Johnson, Maine Health Management Coalition, Leah Binder, President & CEO The Leapfrog Group, Bill Finck, Chair, Leapfrog Board of Directors, Shelly Shibles, Vice President of Quality and Safety, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Anita Day, Nurse Director of Med/Surg and SCU, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Rebecca Chagrasulis, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs, Stephens Memorial Hospital and Vernon Williams, Patient Advocate)

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