By Anna-Claire Terry
East Alabama Medical Center received several awards at a ceremony held in the lobby on Tuesday.
President and CEO of EAMC, Terry Andrus opened the ceremony. “We seek to provide high quality compassionate healthcare,” he said.
EAMC was recognized by HealthStream Inc., with an Excellence Through Insight award for overall cardiac special care experience. HealthCare CEO Robert A. First said “We applaud EAMC’s high level of commitment to excellence in healthcare and are pleased to recognize their achievement through our presentation of the Excellence through Insight award.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recognized the hospital for organ donor enrollment achievement. Healthgrades awarded EAMC with the 2015 Patient Safety Excellence award and noted that it is in the top two percent of hospitals in the nation. Healthgrades also presented EAMC with the Outstanding Patient Achievement award and the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence award. East Alabama Medical Center is the only hospital in the state to receive all three awards in the same year.
“This is really neat. It reflects the hard work of our employees and physicians,” Andrus said. “These awards deal with quality, patient safety, the experience of patients in our hospital, and being aggressive and trying to help with organ donation. So, this really shows what a great job our people do.”
In addition to being presented the awards, EAMC was also presented with a donation from Doug Horn, executor of the estate of Robert and Marjorie Goodson. A self-playing baby grand piano found its new home in the EAMC main lobby in memory of the Goodsons.