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Central Coast Hospitals Recognized by CALNOC for Performance Excellence


Dignity Health’s Central Coast hospitals, which include Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH), French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC), and Marian Regional Medical Center (MRMC), have been recognized by the Collaborative Alliance for Nursing Outcomes (CALNOC) for Performance Excellence.

AGCH was recognized by CALNOC for Performance Excellence in the Prevention of Injury Falls. FHMC and MRMC were recognized for Performance Excellence in the Prevention of Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers. The awards were announced at CALNOC’s Annual Conference that took place Oct. 27th and Oct. 28th in San Diego. 

Hospitals recognized for Performance Excellence in Prevention of Injury Falls had an average daily census of less than 200 patients and zero injury falls for each quarter in 2013. Hospitals receiving the Prevention of Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcers award have “Better than Expected” performance in the prevention of such ulcers. 

“These recognitions from CALNOC are a testament of our Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals’ commitment to providing the highest level of safe, quality health care services every day,” says Charles J. Cova, senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health. “We are honored to be recognized by such a highly-regarded organization as CALNOC.” 

CALNOC  is the leading provider of actionable information and research on quality indicators in nursing. CALNOC created the first nursing database registry of quality indicators in nursing which turns patient outcome data into information for hospital executives to help guide decisions. CALNOC is the nation’s only nurse sensitive registry managed, operated and designed by nursing. 

About Dignity Health Central Coast

Dignity Health of the Central Coast is an integrated network of top quality hospitals, physicians from the most prestigious medical schools, and comprehensive outpatient services including primary care offices, premier ambulatory surgery centers, technologically-advanced laboratories and imaging centers and a full service home health agency; all recognized for quality, safety and service.  Each hospital is supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to help meet the growing health care needs of our communities. For more information visit www.arroyograndehospital.org; www.frenchmedicalcenter.org; www.marianmedicalcenter.org

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