Five Maine hospitals out of 28 nationwide have been recognized for meeting or surpassing national performance standards for clinical care.
Texas-based VHA Inc., a national nonprofit health care network, recognized Blue Hill Memorial Hospital, Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, Millinocket Regional Hospital, Mount Desert Island Hospital and Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, according to a press release. The hospitals received the 2012 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence and were recognized at VHA's annual conference over the weekend. The award is given to organizations that achieve top performance on clinical measures and patient satisfaction established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The five are all critical access, acute care hospitals.
VHA serves more than 1,350 not-for-profit hospitals and more than 30,000 non-acute health care organizations nationwide.