MGH&FC Receives "Most Wired" Hospital Award for Seventh Year
For the seventh consecutive year, Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics has received the prestigious, “Most Wired” Hospital award, this year competing with nearly 2,000 hospitals surveyed across the nation in information systems capability. The Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN) Most Wired Survey identified MGH&FC as one of the top hospitals in the country that were given this designation. The Most Wired Survey is conducted annually and publishes its findings and the names of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals and health systems in H&HN magazine, a publication of the Journal of the American Hospital Association.
MGH&FC received the “Most Wired”- Rural Hospital award in 2008 and 2009, and then in 2010 it was reclassified to be included in not just rural, but all hospitals, nationwide. Every year since then ‒ 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and now 2014 ‒ MGH&FC has received the Most Wired Hospital award for information technology (IT) that implements systems to ensure quality and improve efficiency in the delivery of patient care.
The Most Wired Hospital award is based on four categories: infrastructure, business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, and clinical integration. It also focuses on how hospitals use information technologies for quality of care, customer service, public health and safety, business processes, and workforce issues. Most Wired hospitals have better drug formulary checks and drug interaction alerts than hospitals in general, and are better prepared for security breaches, employing more tools to protect patient data. They monitor their IT performance more closely, and monitor their health system’s overall performance more thoroughly, as well as engaging more patients online in social media sites.
“We continue striving to stay on the leading edge for the most advanced information system available,” said Eric Moll, CEO. “This award is a testament to the dedication of the Board and our staff to maintaining the most efficient exchange of patient information possible that maximize the coordination of care in order to improve the patient experience and outcomes.”
Pamela Walker Receives "Outstanding Professionalism" Award from Shelton Rotary
Pamela Walker (holding award) is a CNA in MGH&FC’s intensive care unit (ICU). She has worked at the hospital for 11 years and was recently recognized by Shelton Rotary for her “outstanding professionalism” in serving the patients of this area. “When Pamela is working, we know it will be a good day,” said her Clinical Director Rob Bennington, R.N., CCRN. Joining Pamela and Rob at the presentation was MGH&FC’s Marcia Rohlik, R.N., BSN, director of ICU and ED.