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Awards, Honors and Recognitions

Presbyterian Healthcare Services and Presbyterian Española Hospital are recognized as leaders in the healthcare field. Some of the awards received recently include:​

2020 Awards, Honors & Recognitions

Presbyterian ranked second in nation by Lown Index. Presbyterian Healthcare Services received an A+ overall and was named second among 305 health care systems by the Lown Institute Hospitals Index, a new national ranking of U.S. hospitals and health systems.

The Lown Institute, a Brookline, Mass.-based nonpartisan think tank created the Lown Institute Hospitals Index to help hospitals better serve and support their communities. The Index shows how nearly 3,300 U.S. hospitals compare on 42 performance indicators. The measures fall under three categories:

  • Civic Leadership, which assesses a commitment to equity, inclusion and community health;

  • Value of Care, which measures use of unnecessary services; and

  • Patient Outcomes, which evaluates patient safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes.

Presbyterian received A or A+ grades on all three measures, scoring highest in the categories of inclusivity, patient safety and avoiding overuse measures.

Lincoln County Medical Center, Presbyterian Española Hospital and Plains Regional Medical Center recognized as Baby-Friendly®. In recognition of their commitment to exceptional care for mothers and babies, Lincoln County Medical Center, Plains Regional Medical and Presbyterian Española Hospital have all been named Baby-Friendly® designated birth facilities.

This prestigious designation by Baby-Friendly USA, Inc. recognizes hospitals and birthing centers that offer breastfeeding mothers the information, confidence and skills needed to successfully initiate and continue breastfeeding their babies.

To qualify as Baby-Friendly, a hospital must show it has implemented 10 evidence-based practices that support breastfeeding and undergo a rigorous on-site survey. Baby-Friendly® hospitals and birthing facilities must adhere to the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding to receive and retain the designation.

2018 Awards, Honors & Recognitions

Plains Regional Medical Center and Presbyterian Espanola Hospital honored by rural health group. Plains Regional Medical Center and Presbyterian Española Hospital achieved top performance in patient outcomes and were awarded certificates of achievement by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health in November 2018.

Presbyterian Española Hospital Earns Quality Awards. In recognition of its commitment to quality care and patient experience, Presbyterian Española Hospital (PEH) has earned two awards from HealthInsight New Mexico.

PEH was one of eight New Mexico hospitals to earn the 2018 HealthInsight Hospital Quality Award. HealthInsight Quality Award hospital recipients are recognized for their high performance on quality of care outcome measures and patient satisfaction. They were selected based on national rankings in three categories: the results of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, a national survey of patients' experience of hospital care; healthcare-associated infections; and readmissions. The individual measures were combined into a single weighted composite ranking. Hospitals at or above the top 25th percentile nationally on this combined ranking received the award.

In addition, PEH was one of three 2018 HealthInsight Hospital Quality Award winners also recognized with HCAHPS Performance Recognition Certificates at the New Mexico Hospital Association Annual Meeting in Albuquerque on September 26, 2018. HCAHPS certificates were awarded to hospitals that demonstrated high-quality performance for providing patients with an excellent experience of hospital care. Hospitals in this category ranked at or above the 75th percentile nationally on the HCAHPS survey.

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