Wayne HealthCare Continues to Shine with Outstanding Awards and Recognition

2014 has already proven to be a stellar year for Wayne HealthCare, with numerous awards on the local, state and national levels. Like many other health care facilities, the hospital is making strides to improve the patient experience and expand services to the community.  Here are just a few of the highlights:

 Program Recognition

  • Wayne Cancer Center received National Outstanding Achievement Award from American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer.  Wayne Cancer Center was one of 74 U.S. health care facilities with an accredited cancer program.
  • Wayne HealthCare received Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award.  The award ranks Wayne HealthCare in the top ten percent of all hospitals in the country based on improved quality outcomes, improved reimbursement and improved bottom line.
  • Wayne HealthCare received a superior score of 96 on our Anthem Score Card.  The score was a double digit improvement from the prior year.
  • Wayne HealthCare received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score of B.  An improved score from the previous year by implementing specific patient safety and quality improvement measures.
  • Wayne HealthCare received recognition for engagement in the state Partnership for Patients Adverse outcomes were reduced by 55%, improved patient and family engagement by 39% and improved safety leadership by 29% in the OHA Hospital Engagement Network. Wayne HealthCare is well below the national average for hospital acquired conditions.

Community Outreach

During 2014, Wayne HealthCare continued to build relationships and provide community outreach to local business and organizations that were interested in enhancing the health and wellness of their employees, families and the community. Here are just a few of the highlights:

  • Wayne HealthCare was one of 3 corporate sponsors for the Wayne HealthCare Challenge.  Nineteen races were coordinated throughout the county, a substantial increase from the first year.
  • Wayne HealthCare increased local health fair participation this year. We offered various health screenings, awareness information and onsite scheduling of appointments.
  • Wayne HealthCare increased the awareness and participation of employee health and wellness events. Some of the events were Weight Watchers at Work, Group Lifestyle Balance Program and Bravo Wellness.
  • The Cardiac Rehabilitation program was added to the services in the Lifestyle Enhancement Center.

As a rural 92 bed licensed, nonprofit acute care hospital Wayne HealthCare is proud to share its progress with the Darke County community.  The success of Wayne HealthCare is a result of the continued support of the community in which we live and the dedication of nearly 500 employees, doctors and volunteers at Wayne HealthCare.  Wayne HealthCare looks forward to continuing the services offered, while collaborating with other health care organizations to bring new services to the community.