Jackson Hospital thanks its employee Veterans
Jackson Hospital says "Thank You!" to all of its employees who served valiantly in the United States Military. This year’s Veterans pictured are CEO Jim Platt, Air Force; Medical Oncologist John J. Nanfro, MD, FACP, Navy; Cindy Brown, RN, Marine Corps; Dana Barnes, RN, Army; Rebecca Varn, RN, Air Force; Linda Howard, RN, Navy; Calvin Clemmons, Army; and Kevin Daniel, Air Force.
About Jackson Hospital
Jackson hospital is an award-winning facility and is proud of its most recent award, the FHA Award of Significance in Reducing Harm Across the Board from the Florida Hospital Association at its Quality and Patient Safety Summit in September 2016. Jackson Hospital's recognition is due to its success meeting the Partnership for Patients' goals in at least 80% of the applicable topic areas, reducing patient harm and readmissions and making the FHA Hospital Engagement Network so successful. Statewide, the FHA estimates that hospitals in the HEN prevented 5,283 cases of harm, avoiding $28.7 million in health care costs.
Before that award, designation as iVantage’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital. The hospital, one of only 1,043 of more than 3,300 eligible, was recently recognized as part of The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Immunization, and Perinatal Care. The March of Dimes and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognize Jackson Hospital as the first hospital in Florida’s panhandle for achieving an early elective delivery rate less than 5%. The hospital was also recently designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinctive Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program.