Vidalia, GA (November 6, 2017) – Meadows Regional Medical Center announced today that it has received the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This distinction recognizes Meadows Regional Medical Center among the top 5% of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
“We are pleased to be recognized by Healthgrades as one of the top hospitals in the nation for outstanding patient experience,” said Meadows Regional Medical Center President and CEO, Alan Kent. “This award helps validate the hard work and dedication of all our team members who are committed to delivering a truly remarkable experience for each patient.”
Healthgrades evaluated performance by applying a scoring methodology to 10 patient experience measures, using data collected from a 32-question patient experience survey of the hospital’s own patients. The survey questions focus on patients’ perspectives of their care in the hospital. The topics of these questions ranged from cleanliness and noise levels in patient rooms to factors such as pain management and responsiveness to patients’ needs. The measures also include whether a patient would recommend the hospital to friends or family.
In order to be recognized by Healthgrades, hospitals must meet eligibility requirements for consideration, which in addition to number of survey responses, includes clinical performance thresholds. Nationally 2941 hospitals met those requirements with 443 hospitals outperforming their peers, based on their patients’ responses in order to achieve this distinction. Meadows Regional Medical Center’s performance places them among the top 5% in the nation.
“Patient experience and satisfaction metrics resonate with consumers as they evaluate hospitals and select where they want to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We commend those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for their commitment to delivering superior care experiences to patients during a hospital stay.”
VIDALIA – Jeremy Dykes, Meadows Regional Medical Center MRI Technologist, has been awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award.
Dykes was nominated for the award for his kind, compassionate care shown to a patient battling cancer. “My son met Jeremy on his last hospitalization and was blown away by his kind and caring mannerisms,” said the patient’s mother. “The outcome of the test will not be changed by the compassionate way in which Jeremy did his job, but it will certainly not be forgotten by the people that love my son.”
This special award was created to recognize staff members and physicians who are noticed for exemplifying Meadows’ values of compassion, teamwork and integrity. Awards are given to deserving employees for coming up with new ideas, helping coworkers, and other efforts that bring value to the team.
“We are very fortunate to have Jeremy on the radiology team,” said Tracey Kennedy, Meadows Regional Medical Center Director of Radiology. “His compassion is a prime example of the outstanding care that takes place at Meadows.”
Dykes has been employed with Meadows for 15 years and currently resides in Lyons.
Jeremy Dykes, Meadows Regional Medical Center MRI Technologist, received the Meadows Moment Award Thursday, Oct. 26. Left to right: Kelly Bragg, Meadows Regional Medical Center Radiology Diagnostic Supervisor; Amanda Blewett, Meadows Regional Medical Center MRI Supervisor; Jeremy Dykes, Meadows Regional Medical Center MRI Technologist; Terry Thompson, Meadows Regional Medical Center Vice President of Operations; Tracey Kennedy, Meadows Regional Medical Center Director of Radiology.
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Shoney’s Will Offer All Veterans or Active Duty Military a Free Breakfast Bar from 6:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11th
“This year on Veterans Day Shoney’s will be serving a Free Breakfast Bar from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. to all Veterans or active duty Military members.”
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HONORING OUR VETERANS ~ FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10TH
This year’s Veteran’s Day memorial service in Vidalia is particularly meaningful because of the Combat death of Staff Sergeant Dustin Wright of Toombs County.
This is Paula Toole of Vidalia’s downtown main street office inviting area veterans to join us for the memorial program Friday, November 10th @ 11:00 a.m. at the Vidalia Community Center.
If you need information, call me at 537-8033…and please make plans to join us as we honor america’s veterans.