Baptist Union County recognized for excellence in physician engagement

Baptist Union County was one of only 13 recipients of Press Ganey’s Guardian of Excellence Award for physician engagement.

The award honors hospitals that have reached the 95th percentile for physician engagement and is awarded annually to hospitals that sustain performance in the top five percent for each reporting period for the year. Of the 288 Guardian of Excellence Award winners for 2014, only 13 were recognized for physician engagement.

Walter Grace, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County, said, “Effectively engaging physicians is key to providing patient-centered care and helping facilitate optimal outcomes. Earning this recognition is a testament to our staff’s ability to successfully work with physicians.”

Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for nearly 30 years, Press Ganey partners with more than 11,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high-performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience.