HomeTown Health, LLC recognized Appling Hospital as the “Hospital of the Year” at its 2013 Annual Conference at Callaway Gardens, in Pine Mountain, from among 70 Georgia and Florida rural hospital members. Appling Hospital received this prestigious award for demonstrating exceptional leadership by adopting “Best Practices” that contributed to the overall success of the hospital. The criteria consist of having an ongoing strategic plan, involvement with legislators in governmental affairs, being highly regarded by business providers and hospital peers, a strong commitment to staff education, and expressing decision making capabilities that promotes the highest quality health care with the greatest access to the citizens of Appling County and surrounding counties, while maintaining a financially viable health care institution.
“Appling Hospital has achieved notable success in a very difficult and volatile healthcare environment and is recognized and commended for achievement far above the normal rural hospital system”, stated Jimmy Lewis, the CEO of HomeTown Health.
“It is such an honor for our hospital to be recognized as the Hospital of the Year by HomeTown Health,” said Appling HealthCare CEO Dale Spell. “The staff of Appling HealthCare has worked extremely hard to make sure we are meeting our goal and that is to provide quality ‘Care Close To Home’. We look forward to serving the citizens of Appling County for many years to come.”
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