leapfrogCambridge, Ohio – The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health care system, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Southeastern Med was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections, and accidents that can harm patients.

Southeastern Med CEO, Ray Chorey remarked, “As part of our Mission to provide high quality care to our patients, their safety while in our Medical Center and our affiliated services is our first priority. We expect no harm to come to our patients while they are under our care. This award is national recognition that the efforts of our staff, physicians and Board to continuously improve our processes to make them as safe, effective and patient-centered has been successful.”

“Hospitals that earn top marks nationally in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, have achieved the highest safety standards in the country,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “That takes commitment from every member of the hospital staff, who all deserve thanks and congratulations when their hospitals achieve an ‘A’ Safety Grade.”

diabetesDiabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin is impaired, resulting in abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates and elevated blood glucose levels.

More than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes – 8 million of which are undiagnosed. This is problematic since diabetes can lead to heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems and kidney disease. In fact, diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death in the United States.

SEM CHF

 

Join Southeastern Med and other local organizations for the 2017 Children’s Health Fair: The Magical World of Health & Safety!

Scheduled for Thursday, June 15th from 6:30-8pm at the big pavilion at Cambridge City Park, this exciting health fair offers an evening full of food, entertainment, freebies and – most importantly – health and safety education.

Alzheimers

Though many of us don’t like to go to the doctor when we notice a health problem, we schedule the appointment because we know it’s the best thing we can do for our health and safety. But for people with Alzheimer’s disease, they may not even realize they’re experiencing any problems.

Survivors Day 2017

 

Southeastern Med invites cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends, healthcare providers and all members of the surrounding communities to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day at a picnic event Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 1-3pm at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge.

HG Outstanding Patient Experience Award Image 2017Cambridge, OH – Southeastern Med recently received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades.

This award is given to the top 15% of hospitals nationwide, based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient survey, which evaluates a hospital’s performance across 10 measurements related to communication, cleanliness and noise levels, and medication and post-discharge care instructions.

While the award recognizes the top 15%, Southeastern Med actually performed among the top 5% of hospitals in the United States, according to patient survey feedback.

Southeastern Med is the only hospital in Southeastern Ohio to earn the award this year and one of only 450 (out of 5,000) hospitals recognized nationwide.