Montrose Memorial Hospital Wins T-System National Award for Excellence
by Watch Staff
Nov 10, 2011 | 713 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
MONTROSE – Montrose Memorial Hospital was chosen from more than 1,700 hospitals nationwide to receive the 2011 T-System Client Excellence Award. 

Every year, the firm recognizes hospitals that have most effectively used its clinical, business and technology solutions to improve the quality of patient care, operational processes and financial results in emergency medicine. 

“We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award as a result of the hard work and progress made over the past year to improve our emergency department and the work lives of our dedicated emergency medical professionals,” said Dr. David Dreitlein, Medical Director of the MMH Emergency Department “Using T-System solutions has helped our physicians, nurses and staff provide efficient patient care and excellent patient follow-up communication with other physicians in our community.”

In recognition of Montrose Memorial Hospital’s accomplishments, T-System will make a donation to a hospital foundation or charity in Montrose Memorial Hospital’s name. The hospital will also receive a commemorative plaque and special recognition at the 2012 T-System user conference.

In other news, the MMH Board of Trustees and its Board of Directors closed the lease between the two entities on Nov. 1, making MMH a newly formed Colorado nonprofit corporation created for the purpose of operating Montrose Memorial Hospital.  “Any changes to hospital operations resulting from this new governance will be imperceptible to the community and in accordance with the lease documents and District Court Judge Herron's rulings,” according to a press release sent out by hospital spokesperson Leann Tobin.

“Under the new governance,” said Steve Glasmann, MMH Board Chair, “the hospital will continue to provide the highest quality patient care to our community.  MMH will remain a community asset; decisions will continue to be made by a local board of directors and profits will be reinvested in the hospital and its services. No changes in the hospital’s charity care policy will occur. This change strategically positions the hospital for continued growth and success in today’s increasingly complex operating environment.”

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