We are very proud to announce that Civista Medical Center has been selected as one of 25 hospitals nationwide to be honored with the award for Most Improved Use of Information Technology to Enhance the Quality of Health Care.
The award is given by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine, a journal of the American Hospital Association, and recognizes hospital information technology in five key areas: Quality, customer service, business processes, work force issues, and public health and safety.
This is the first year Civista Medical Center has received this award, and we were the only Maryland hospital to be so recognized this year. These new systems enhance patient care, increase patient safety, eliminate waste, and reduce the potential for medical errors. One of the most exciting new technologies at Civista is called “PACS,” a picture-archiving communications system which gives us immediate access to patient images when and where we need to view them, resulting in timelier and more cost effective patient care.
While we’re very proud of these new technologies and the recognition they bring our facility, the fundamental reason we’re investing in these systems is to make our patients’ stays at the hospital—and ultimately their outcomes—significantly better. These new information systems are increasing patient safety, strengthening quality, and helping us to provide compassionate care while promoting superior customer service. You can be sure that we will continue to invest wisely at Civista to fully benefit our entire community with the very best care and service possible.
Best Wishes for a Healthy Autumn!
Christine Stefanides, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer
Civista Health, Inc.