SEBASTICOOK VALLEY HEALTH NAMED ONE OF
THE 2013 LEAPFROG TOP RURAL HOSPITALS
Representative Stanley Short Jr, of Pittsfield, presented a legislative sentiment recently to honor Sebasticook Valley Health, which was named one of the 2013 Leapfrog Top Rural Hospitals for its delivery of high-quality care based on results from the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.
Terri Vieira, SVH CEO and president and Eastern Maine Healthcare System senior vice president, accepted the sentiment with Michael Gallagher, SVH board chairman; Dr. Robert Schlager, SVH chief medical officer; and Sandi Delano, RN, SVH director of quality/risk management.
Vieira said, “Achieving quality excellence is an effort that every employee ensures happens every day.
Short said, “SVH is the only hospital in Maine to have been honored four years in a row for this award. It is a true accomplishment.”
The Leapfrog Group, a national organization, recognizes U.S. health care groups for safety, quality and customer value. The standards used by Leapfrog are consistent with measures used by The Joint Commission, National Quality Forum and Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services. SVH has been accredited by the Joint Commission since 2002, and, in 2013, it was recognized by The Joint Commission as a top performer nationally in key quality measures.
After the presentation, Representative Short toured the new inpatient wing with Vieira, Gallagher, Schlager and Delano.
Accredited by the Joint Commission, SVH comprises a progressive 25-bed critical access hospital and a wide range of outpatient services throughout the region. SVH is a member of Eastern Maine Healthcare System.

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Robert Schlager, SVH chief medical officer; Michael Gallagher, SVH board chairman; Rep. Stanley Short Jr., D-Pittsfield; Terri Vieira SVH CEO and president and Eastern Maine Healthcare System senior vice president; and Sandi Delano, RN, SVH director of quality/risk management.
SEBASTICOOK VALLEY HEALTH
The following is a schedule of activities that Sebasticook Valley Health patients will enjoy during the week of Monday, April 14th through Friday, April 18th.
Monday, April 14th - Daily Brain Buster, Paper Plate Bunnies, 2:45 PM - Music with Lindsay; Tuesday, April 15th - Daily Brain Buster, Sock Bunnies, Foam Easter Eggs; Wednesday, April 16th - Daily Brain Buster, Easter lillies; Thursday, April 17th - Daily Brain Buster, Spring Daisy Arrangement; Friday, April 18th - Daily Brain Buster, Easter Egg Hunt.