The ''HeartMath Hospital'' and ''Continuity of Care'' Awards
The ''HeartMath Hospital'' designation is the highest recognition HeartMath bestows upon hospitals nationwide which meet or exceed standards of quality, staff well-being, and patient care. Additionally, the award honors hospital leaders who exhibit exceptional care for the well-being of their institution's employees.
The ''Continuity of Care'' award recognizes a hospital's long-term commitment to integrating HeartMath practices into a hospital's culture for the benefit of staff, patients, and the community.
"HeartMath is proud to present these national awards to two Illinois hospitals† that have demonstrated sustainable results from implementing the HeartMath program," said Bruce Cryer, HeartMath President and CEO. "By incorporating HeartMath tools and techniques into their clinical and administrative practices, the leaders of these institutions have committed to monitoring and reducing employee stress and improving employee performance - to the ultimate benefit of their patients and communities."
''In addition,'' Cryer said, "the inherent pressures at all levels of the nation's hospitals are being exacerbated by the turmoil of the global financial crises being felt across communities like Kankakee and Peoria, but the leaders of Riverside Medical Center and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center have demonstrated their concern for the well-being not only of their patients, but their employees as well."
†The awards were presented for the first time in 2007 to Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva, IL
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