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Calais Regional Hospital Celebrates Award - Dec. 12, 2012

Calais Regional Hospital celebrated their recent award as a 2012 Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group with an complimentary employee luncheon on Wednesday.

The Leapfrog Group is a coalition of public and private purchasers of employee health coverage founded more than a decade ago to work for improvements in healthcare safety, quality, and affordability. 

Initially organized by the Business Roundtable, it is now an independent organization working with a broad range of partners, including hospitals and insurers. 

ABOVE: CRH CEO Michael Lally pulls out all the stops for Wednesday's employee luncheon in keeping with the Leapfrog designation-Photo courtesy Calais Regional Hospital Community Relations Dept. 

The Leapfrog Hospital Survey, now in its 12th year, is the toughest standard-bearer and provides the most complete picture of a hospital's quality and safety. The survey focuses on three critical areas of hospital care: (1) how patients fare, (2) resources used to care for patients, and (3) management practices that promote safety and quality.

Leapfrog offers awards in three categories; Top Hospital, Top Rural Hospital, and Top Children's Hospital. This year there were 13 recipients of a Top Rural Hospital Award. 

"The entire staff is committed to providing the highest level of care and compassion to our patients and their families," said Michael K. Lally, CEO.   

"The community should know that the team of employees that we have built over the years is committed to providing high quality care.  It is such an honor that our staff has been recognized for their excellent clinical care," Lally said.