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Washakie Medical Center earns prestigious quality health care award


WORLAND, WY (Oct. 4, 2013) – Washakie Medical Center recently was presented with a prestigious Hospital Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health.

The hospital earned the Quality Achievement Award for outstanding performance in giving excellent care in the nationally measured areas of heart failure, pneumonia, heart attack, infection prevention and surgical complications. The award also recognizes Washakie Medical Center’s strong leadership support for quality and patient safety.

“This highlights the importance that Washakie Medical Center places on ensuring all patients receive the safest, highest-quality care possible,” said Margie Molitor, chief executive officer of Washakie Medical Center. “The award also serves as a true testament to the standardized, evidence-based practices we use every day.”

Seven of the 27 acute care hospitals in Wyoming received the Quality Achievement Award—the highest award possible. These include two other Banner Health hospitals – Community Hospital in Torrington and Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland – as well as Cheyenne Regional Medical in Cheyenne, Evanston Regional Hospital in Evanston; Memorial Hospital Converse County in Douglas; and Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.

“These hospitals may be small in size, but they’re delivering big on care and quality,” said Jim Ferando, President of Banner Health’s Western Region. “I want to thank and congratulate all of our physicians, staff and volunteers at these hospitals that have played a role in making sure our patients receive the highest quality care and service.”
Mountain-Pacific is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Montana, Wyoming, Hawaii and Alaska and works under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to promote proven best practices and transform the way health care is delivered.

This marks the 11th year Mountain-Pacific has presented Wyoming medical facilities with Hospital Quality Awards.

For more information about the awards, contact Corey Schubert at (480) 321-4978.

Washakie Medical Center is a county-owned hospital in Worland, WY, operated by Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare systems with 24 hospitals in seven states. The hospital offers expanding technology to meet the needs of the Big Horn Basin residents. For more information, visit

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