ECHN Celebrates Its HealthGrades Quality Excellence Awards

MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT, Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) and Rockville General Hospital (RGH) recently celebrated their 2012 HealthGrades Quality Excellence Awards with recognition, cake and cheers. MMH is the recipient of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care (2012) and the Critical Care Excellence Award for 2 years in a row (2011-2012). RGH is the recipient of HealthGrades Pulmonary Care Excellence Award for 4 years in a row (2009-2012) and the Stroke Care Excellence Award (2012). Both hospitals also received five-star ratings in several clinical areas. Patients treated at five-star-rated hospitals experience a 73% lower risk of dying and a 63% lower risk of complications compared to 1-star rated hospitals. “We are proud of all of our employees who are committed to serving our patients, staff and organization with excellence,” says Deborah Parker, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN). To receive five-star ratings for one year is outstanding; for consecutive years, it is extraordinary. HealthGrades is America's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. For more information about ECHN’s HealthGrades awards, visit its website at
It takes “Commitment to Caring, Teamwork, Respect, and Communication,” ECHN’s Core Values, for Manchester Memorial Hospital to become one of HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care.
Rockville General Hospital is the proud recipient of the Pulmonary Care Excellence Award (4 years in a row) and the Stroke Care Excellence Award (2012) because of exceptional staff collaboration and high quality standards.