Putnam County Hospital has been selected as one of eleven Rural and Critical Access Hospitals from across the nation to participate in the American Hospital Association’s Rural Health Care Leadership Conference being held February 10-12 in Phoenix, Arizona. The hospital was selected following submission of the organization’s efforts to eliminate the risk for harm and improve patient safety, outcomes and experience. While there are unique challenges to health care delivery in the rural setting, recognition such as this is a testament to the dedication and focus of rural health organizations in providing the highest level of care for those who grant the privilege to care for them.
This is the second national recognition Putnam County Hospital has received for this focused work. The first was the selection as one of thirty health care organizations of all sizes from across the nation to present their story as part of the American Hospital Association Safety Summit and Quality Roadmap meetings in July 2013. PCH Quality Coordinator, Annette Handy, RN remarks, “We gratefully recognize that the gains achieved through our Partnership for Patients work is the direct result of the positive collaboration and talents from many PCH team members.” Putnam County Hospital continues their commitment to patient care excellence through a renewed partnership in the Indiana Hospital Association Coalition for Care Hospital Engagement Network for 2014.