In a recent nationwide patient survey collected by Becker Hospital Review, fifty-two hospitals were recognized with the cleanest patient rooms and bathrooms. The list of hospitals needed to achieve a patient score of 89 percent or more with patients stating that their rooms and bathrooms were “always” clean on their Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. Data was pulled from Hospital Compare website and was gathered from January through December 2013, which is the most recent data available for this survey.
While the national average for hospitals that took the survey was 74 percent, Mayo Regional Hospital scored in the 93rd percentile achieving their top 10 ranking. Mayo Regional Hospital was among a total of three Maine hospitals receiving this recognition.
Nikki Chadwick RN, Vice President of Education and Quality, stated, “This is a wonderful honor to be recognized for the hard work of our housekeeping staff and all other staff that work hard to maintain the environment of Mayo Regional Hospital. Hospital cleanliness is an important part of patient safety and infection control. We are very proud of our facility and the staff that are dedicated in providing a clean healthcare facility.”
The Sebasticook Valley Health activities coordinators make every effort to help patients with activities to keep them engaged during their hospital stay. Activities are promoted to keep everyone in good spirits, focused on recovery, and motivated to stay engaged in their health. In addition to a Daily Brain Buster, the following list of activities are planned for the week of Monday, May 11th through Friday, May 15th. Monday, May 11th - Isaac and Friends Performance; Tuesday, May 12th - Spring Manicures; Wednesday, May 13th - Tulip Day; Thursday, May 14th - Luau Party; Friday, May 15th - Puzzles.