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Taylorville Memorial Receives National Award Recognizing Hospitals for Clinical Excellence


Taylorville Memorial Hospital was one of 40 hospitals and health systems in the country to earn an award recognizing the nonprofit hospital for excellence in achieving national performance standards for clinical quality, safety and patient experience.

Recipients of the 2013 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence were recognized at the Voluntary Hospitals of America’s Navigating to Excellence Forum in Las Vegas.

“VHA’s Leadership Award recognizes organizations that achieve top performance in care measures tracked by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,” Dan Raab, president and CEO of Taylorville Memorial Hospital, said. “We were honored to be the only hospital in Illinois to receive this distinction.”

The awards were in two categories: the Clinical Value Leadership Award and the Hospital Engagement Network Improvement Leadership Award. Taylorville Memorial was one of 10 critical-access hospitals in the country to receive the Clinical Value Leadership Award.

“The board is extremely proud of the outstanding efforts that have been made by the medical staff, employees and volunteers as we all work together to improve the health of the people and communities we serve,” said Bernadette Salisbury, president of the hospital’s board of directors.

Winners of the Clinical Value Leadership Award are selected based on a composite score consisting of three elements: a score based on core measures and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Services survey results, 30-day readmission rates and Medicare cost data.

Taylorville Memorial Hospital is one of six affiliates of the Springfield-based Memorial Health System