Awards and Accreditation
We are proud to provide nationally recognized healthcare right here in Midcoast Maine. Each year, Waldo County General Hospital is recognized for achievements in quality, safety and patient satisfaction. We are proud to provide nationally recognized healthcare right here in the Midcoast.
2020 Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital
Waldo County General Hospital was one of nineteen rural hospitals given the prestigious Leapfrog Top Rural Hospital Award in 2020. Given annually by the Leapfrog Group, the award honors hospital performance under national standards of safety, quality and efficiency. The group represents many of the country’s largest corporations and public agencies that buy health benefits. The hospital’s performance was measured through standards for complex, high-risk procedures, staffing standards, implementation of procedures to prevent medication errors, mortality rates for certain common procedures, infection rates and value. Leapfrog ranked the hospitals on 20 separate categories for care and procedure. Read the full press release.
Safe Sleep Certification Recognizes PBMC, WCGH
Pen Bay Medical Center and Waldo County General Hospital have been recognized by the National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program at the silver level for their commitment to best practices in promoting infant safe sleep. The National Safe Sleep Hospital Certification Program was created by Cribs for Kids, the only national infant safe sleep organization. Based in Pittsburgh, Cribs for kids is dedicated to preventing infant sleep-related deaths due to accidental suffocation. As nationally certified Safe Sleep Hospitals, PBMC and WCGH are recognized for following the safe sleep guidelines recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and training care team members and family caregivers. Read the full press release here.
62 Critical Access Hospitals to Know
Waldo County General Hospital was named to the Becker's Hospital Review 2017 edition of its 62 Critical Access Hospitals to Know. The critical access hospitals featured on this list have a reputation for superior service and care. For more information, please read our press release.
Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence
The Ann Hooper Center for Women’s Imaging has been recognized as a Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program™ (NQMBC™). This distinguished honor represents a commitment by the breast center to provide the highest level of quality breast health care to patients in the community. For more information, please read our press release.
Top 100 of Critical Access Hospital
Waldo County General Hospital scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage’s Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural and Critical Access Hospitals. The results recognize that the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals provide a safety net to communities across rural America – measuring them across more than 70 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency. The list of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and more information about the study can be found here.
50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know
Waldo County General Hospital was named to the 2016 edition of its "50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know" list. Becker's selected critical access hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards from respected organizations, including iVantage Health Analytics, Healthgrades, the National Rural Health Association, Truven Health Analytics, Women's Choice Award and the Leapfrog Group. Included hospitals earned recognition from one or more of these organizations within the past two years. For more information on the award, please visit: http://bit.ly/28PrqpA