Door County Memorial Hospital Receives Award for Patient-Centered Care

Door County Memorial Hospital/Ministry Health Care was recognized by the Patient-Centered Care Institute as a performance leader and one of the best in the nation at providing patient-centered care.

The 2008 patient-centered performance leaders with representation from individual hospitals, outpatient surgery centers and outpatient oncology/radiology services, have demonstrated sustained excellence overall or in one of the eight patient-centered experience measures.

Door County Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Surgery department was honored in the category of “Respect for Patient Preferences, Needs & Values.”

“Healthcare today must constantly change and adapt to the dynamic needs and world around them. Maintaining a ‘high-touch’ and patient-centered care environment in addition to keeping abreast of the clinical and technology advancements is challenging. It is even more difficult to sustain those efforts over time. For Door County Memorial Hospital to do so truly reflects a service and organizational philosophy that values and integrates the patient-centered care principles into its everyday practices,” said Julie Samuelson, Sr. Vice President of the Patient-Centered Care Institute.

Award winners were recognized at a luncheon at the 2008 Patient-Centered Care Institute Symposium on September 19, 2008 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort in Palm Springs, California.