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Recognition and Awards

Memorial Health System has been honored as an Employer of Choice – one of fewer than 30 employers nationwide to earn the prestigious award that recognizes an employer's dedication to its employees. Organizations qualify for the Employer of Choice designation by scoring among the top 10 percent of employers in each of the following categories: The Company, The Culture, Enlightened Leadership, Care of People, Growth and Opportunity, Meaningful Work, Compensation and Benefits, Making a Difference, Employee Loyalty and Performance Results.

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Top 100 Most Integrated Health Network

Memorial Health System has been named one of the top 100 most integrated health networks in the country. MHS is one of only six health systems in Illinois to make the annual list for 2009, compiled by SDI, a healthcare analytics company. SDI's list evaluates healthcare organizations on their performance and degree of integration in eight categories: integration, integrated technology, contractual capabilities, outpatient utilization, financial stability, services and access, hospital utilization and physicians.

Lincoln Silver Award for Progress Towards Excellence

Memorial Health System received a second Silver Award for Progress Towards Excellence from the Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence. This marks the third time that the Lincoln Foundation has recognized the health system. MHS received its first Silver Award in 2005 and earned the Lincoln Bronze Award for Commitment to Excellence in 2003. The Lincoln Foundation for Performance Excellence is a not-for-profit organization that assists Illinois organizations striving for performance excellence through the planning and implementation of sound management processes. Each year a Lincoln board of examiners reviews and assesses award applications; a panel of judges determines which applicants have earned recognition.

Fivefold Rehabilation Accreditation

Memorial Medical Center received a rare fivefold accreditation for its rehabilitation services from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Memorial is one of only four healthcare organizations in the world – and the only one in Illinois – to receive full, three-year accreditations from CARF for five program areas for rehabilitation services: inpatient rehabilitation, adults and children; brain injury inpatient rehabilitation, adults and children; spinal cord system of care, adults and children; multiple service outpatient medical rehabilitation, adults and children; and stroke inpatient specialty.

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Magnet Recognition Status for Nursing Excellence for Memorial Medical Center

In Nov. 2006, Memorial Medical Center became one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Services from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Recognized as the gold standard for nursing excellence, Magnet status is the highest level of recognition awarded to organized nursing services in the United States. The ANCC's Magnet Recognition Program honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in nursing practice and adhere to national standards for the organization and delivery of nursing services.

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MHVI Performance Achievement Award

In January 2009, Memorial Medical Center was one of less than a hundred hospitals across the nation to be recognized by the American College of Cardiology Foundation for its commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. The award – the National Cardiology Data Registry's Action Registry-Get With the Guidelines Silver Performance Achievement Award – recognized "Memorial Medical Center for our commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients," Drew Early, cardiovascular administrator for Memorial Medical Center, said. Guidelines include aggressive use of medication, including cholesterol-lowering drugs, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, aspirin and anticoagulants in the hospital. The guidelines had to be achieved for 12 consecutive months.

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