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CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EARNS THREE AWARDS FOR PATIENT CARE

Published Monday, July 23, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Crawford Memorial Hospital has earned three of the prestigious Excellence in Patient Care awards from Studer Group, a Huron Solution. CMH was the only hospital nationwide to win in three categories. Specifically, CMH was honored for demonstrating outstanding performance in patient care in ambulatory surgery, in post-acute patient...

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CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NAMED ONE OF 100 BEST CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS IN UNITED STATES

Published Thursday, March 1, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Crawford Memorial Hospital has been ranked as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. CMH was the only hospital in Illinois to earn this honor. “This is a tremendous achievement for our hospital,” stated CEO Doug Florkowski. “It validates our...

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CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL RANKED AS A FIVE STAR HOSPITAL

Published Friday, January 19, 2018
CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL RANKED AS A FIVE STAR HOSPITAL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Crawford Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce it has earned the 5-star ranking from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest rating bestowed. Fewer than 10 hospitals in Illinois are 5 star facilities. “This is a tremendous...

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CMH MAGNOLIA CENTER RANKED AS A FIVE STAR NURSING HOME

Published Friday, January 19, 2018
CMH MAGNOLIA CENTER RANKED AS A FIVE STAR NURSING HOME FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital has also earned a 5 star rating in the nursing home rankings by CMS. It is the only five star nursing home in the county. “We are privileged to take care of our residents,” noted Magnolia Center...

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CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL RECEIVES EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

Published Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Nov. 1, 2017 CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL RECEIVES EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE IN EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Crawford Memorial Hospital announced it has been named one of Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence Award winners for 2017. The award is presented to top-performing hospitals that are among the top 5 percent...

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ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATOR, WIN STATEWIDE AWARDS

Published Tuesday, November 14, 2017
ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATOR, WIN STATEWIDE AWARDS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – A statewide organization has recognized two Magnolia Center staff members for the outstanding care they provide to the Center’s residents. The Illinois Activity Professionals Association (IAPA) honored both Magnolia Center Activities Director Brenda Hunt and...

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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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