Dale Medical Center Receives National Award

“Lots of patients tell us how great of care they get here.. And it’s a wonderful feeling knowing that you’ve touched someone in some shape, form, or fashion,” said DMC nurse, Kaitlin Wasden.

Out of 3,800 hospitals nationwide, Dale Medical Center is the recipient of the 2016 Women’s Choice Award for having one of America’s best hospital Emergency Rooms.

From minor coughs, to cardiac arrest, regardless of the cause, an Emergency Room is where you go when you need immediate help.

“You have to be prepared for anything, because you really don’t know what you’re going to get in the Emergency Room,” said Wasden.

Only 360 other hospitals were award winners that represent hospitals with exceptional patient care and treatment. A number that equals 10 percent nationally.

Something hospital CEO, Vernon Johnson says he is not surprised about.

“This award comes at a time where our physicians and staff show up to work every single day… and we work very hard to improve out quality of care here” said Johnson.


A true testament to the life-saving quality, of emergency care being provided.

For nurses at the hospital, they say it is a rewarding feeling.

“it’s an awesome feeling knowing our patients are satisfied with the care they receive here,” said Wasden.

And only a start of the positive news to come.

“I’ve seen a lot of positive changes over the years… it’s very exciting to see where we’ve been, and where we are… and i’m looking forward to the future here,” said Wasden.

The award is based off of quality performance, outcome results and patient satisfaction scores,

The DMC Emergency Room sees on average an estimate of 19,000 patients per year.

 Article originally published on WTVY.com, July 22, 2016. Written by Sharifa Jackson, Read the original article here.


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