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CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EARNS REACCREDITATION

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Crawford Memorial Hospital has earned reaccreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It earned this distinction after the HFAP conducted an extensive and objective unannounced review of the...

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CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NAMED ‘MOST WIRED’

Published Monday, July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017
CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NAMED ‘MOST WIRED’
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: For the fifth year in a row, Crawford Memorial Hospital has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals, an honor that recognizes the hospital for its commitment to using technology creatively to improve the entire spectrum of patient care. Only 44 of the 239 hospitals in Indiana and Illinois were named “Most Wired” hospitals.
Hospitals and Health Networks annually ranks the nation’s hospitals based on the way they use technology in their facilities. This year, hospitals that earned the “most wired” designation not only used technology to improve care and optimize patient flow, they also found ways to implement new tools that help patients become more actively involved in their care.
“As a rural hospital, we’ve been using technology and innovation for a long time to connect patients to specialists and more advanced care,” noted Information Systems Director Tim Richard. “As more sophisticated methods of communication have become available, we’ve leapt at the opportunity to more easily connect patients and healthcare.”
Through advancements such as electronic medical records and digital archiving of radiology images, providers are able to access patient updates in real time. With smartphones and tablets, they can check results from anywhere, allowing them to keep close tabs on a patient’s progress.
“The Most Wired hospitals are using every available technology option to create more ways to reach their patients in order to provide access to care,” said American Hospital Association President and CEO Rick Pollack. “They are transforming care delivery, investing in new delivery models in order to improve quality, provide access and control costs.”
HealthCare’s Most Wired survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, 2017, is published annually by Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN). The 2017 Most Wired survey and benchmarking is a leading industry barometer measuring information technology (IT) use and adoption among hospitals nationwide. The survey of 698 participants, representing an estimated 2,158 hospitals – more than 39 percent of all hospitals in the US – examines how organizations are leveraging IT to improve performance for value-based health care in the areas of infrastructure, business and administrative management; quality and safety and clinical integration.

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SURGEON JOINS MEDICAL STAFF AT CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Crawford Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome board-certified surgeon Dr. Preston Reilly to its active staff. He will join Dr. Fred Scott and Dr. Joseph Kunzelman in the hospital’s Surgery Center. “Dr. Reilly will be a tremendous asset to our team,” noted Interim Chief Executive Officer Cindy Bradley. “His...

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CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NAMES NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Crawford Memorial Hospital announced today that Douglas Florkowski has been named its new Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Cindy Bradley, who has been the hospital’s interim CEO since January. Florkowski, who has been CEO at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Illinois, for 11 years, will assume his...

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CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SURGICAL CARE

Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – For the third time in five years, Crawford Memorial Hospital has earned the prestigious Excellence in Patient Care award from Studer Group®, a Huron Solution. The award, which will be presented in August at the 15th annual What’s Right in Healthcare conference in Chicago, specifically honored CMH for demonstrating...

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CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AUXILIARY AWARDS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Ladies Auxiliary at Crawford Memorial Hospital has awarded its annual $1,500 nursing scholarship to Oblong resident Nancy Ulrey. She is pursuing a degree at Lincoln Trail College. The scholarship was presented during the Auxiliary’s annual spring luncheon. The meeting was held at The Cottage House in Robinson “This...

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MAGNOLIA CENTER EARNS PERFECT SURVEY FROM ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Published Monday, May 15, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital is proud to announce it has earned a zero-deficiency survey from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Magnolia Center, which has also earned Medicare’s highest 5 star rating, is a 38-bed nursing home located inside the hospital. The IDPH survey is conducted at nursing...

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CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND ROBINSON POLICE TO SPONSOR DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

Published Monday, April 10, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Crawford Memorial Hospital and the Robinson Police Department will give the public another opportunity to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous; no questions asked. Prescription Take Back Day will...

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