Rockcastle Regional Receives Excellence in Patient Care Award

By Jana Bray on 08/07/2019 9:20 AM

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Rockcastle Regional Hospital Named Recipient of Huron│Studer Group Excellence in Patient Care Award for Employee Engagement
Rockcastle Regional received the 2019 Excellence in Patient Care Award from Huron’s Studer Group in recognition for achieving high employee engagement scores in 2018.
“We congratulate Rockcastle Regional on this achievement,” said Debbie Ritchie, managing director in Huron’s Studer Group. “This recognition highlights their dedication to improving employee satisfaction and achieving excellence in healthcare.” 
Excellence in Patient Care Awards are presented annually to a select group of partner organizations from Huron’s Studer Group business. To be eligible for an award, an organization must demonstrate overall improvement in areas such as patient satisfaction, and employee and physician engagement.
The awards will be presented at the 17th annual What’s Right in Health Care® leading practices conference, which takes place Aug. 13-15, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. The conference attracts administrative and clinical healthcare professionals from the U.S., Canada and Australia.
“Engaged employees who are dedicated to the highest standards of job performance are the foundation for great organizations,” said Stephen A. Estes, Rockcastle Regional president and CEO. “For healthcare organizations in particular, studies have shown a correlation in engaged employees and the delivery of higher quality care, resulting in better health outcomes for patients. That’s why we are committed to creating the best workplace for our employees, because ultimately, that’s what’s best for our patients.”
ABOUT Rockcastle Regional Hospital & Respiratory Care Center: Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center is a not-for-profit community healthcare system that operates an emergency department, outpatient services, a 26-bed acute care hospital, a 143-bed long-term care program for residents dependent upon mechanical ventilation, a quick care clinic, and two rural health clinics. Rockcastle Regional Hospital was established in 1956 and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The organization is a ten-time Kentucky Hospital Association Quality Award Winner, was named a “Best Places to Work in Kentucky” 2016-2019, a U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home for 2013 and 2014, a winner of the Women’s Choice Award for America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Patient Experience 2013-2019, was recognized with the Women’s Choice Award as an America’s Best Emergency Care Hospital in 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019, and a recipient of the 2013 Jackson Healthcare Charitable Services Award. For more information, please visit
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