Mid Coast Hospital Named in Top 100

Beckers Hospital Review has named Mid Coast Hospital as one of America’s 100 Great Community Hospitals | 2016. The Beckers editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards by organizations such as Healthgrades, U.S. News & World Report, the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Leapfrog Group, and others. Those listed have earned recognition from one or more of these groups. Mid Coast shares this recognition with just one other Maine community hospital.

Lois Skillings, President and CEO of Mid Coast–Parkview Health responded to the news, "This recognition is a reflection of the hard work and dedication to excellence of our entire staff in all aspects of patient care. Putting our patients at the center, going the extra mile, and ensuring high quality and safety. All of this makes a tremendous difference in the lives of our patients, their families, and our community.” Skillings also congratulated Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent, the only other hospital in the state to make the list, "We are so pleased to be recognized alongside NMMC, another high quality Maine community hospital.”

Last spring, Mid Coast received an "A” Hospital Safety Score from The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization representing employers and purchasers of healthcare. The Hospital Safety Score uses 26 measures to produce a single score representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe. Mid Coast has received the top rating each of the eight times the Hospital Safety Score has been released since the spring of 2012.

"Recognitions like this, along with our Magnet® designation, attest to Mid Coast’s ongoing commitment of delivering high quality, excellent care to our patients,” said Barbara McCue, RN, Senior Director of Quality & Patient Safety. "It is an honor to be acknowledged among our national peers.”