Awards and Recognitions
|Brunswick Community Hospital and Novant Health are recognized as leaders in improving the quality of healthcare on a local, state and national level.|
North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality Recognition
Brunswick Community Hospital was recognized by the North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality (NC Quality Center) as Most Improved for Pneumonia Care and Surgical Infection Prevention Care in 2008 and as a Most Reliable Hospital in Surgical Infection Prevention in 2009. The North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety's mission is to foster a culture of quality and safety within NC hospitals through education, collaboration, and measurement. Learn more about the NC Quality Center.
2008 Ernest A. Codman Award
Novant Health and its staff were named a national winner of the 2008 Ernest A. Codman Award from The Joint Commission. The prestigious Codman Award is presented to organizations that demonstrate exemplary performance to achieve healthcare quality improvement. The health system was honored for its successful efforts to improve hand hygiene compliance and reducing the spread of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections by 53 percent, which means that 249 patients from 2005 through 2008 did not suffer the medical complications of MRSA. Learn more about the Codman Award.
Respiratory Care Recognition
Brunswick Community Hospital has received Quality Respiratory Care Recognition for Cardiopulmonary Services from the American Association for Respiratory Care consecutively for the past four years. This program recognizes hospitals that promote patient safety by providing access to respiratory therapists and adhering to specific respiratory care standards. Learn more about this respiratory care recognition.
Excellence in MRSA Reduction Award
Brunswick Community Hospital was presented a 2009 Excellence in MRSA Reduction Award from VHA, inc., for reducing hospital-acquired MRSA infections by more than 50 percent per 1,000 patient days in 2009 as compared to 2008. Learn more about the MRSA Reduction Award.