Mammoth Hospital “Summits”
Mammoth Hospital is proud to announce that Press Ganey Associates, Inc. has named it a 2010 Summit Award Winner. Press Ganey currently partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities – including 50% of U.S. hospitals – to measure and improve the quality of their care. The company’s databases are the largest in the industry, and allow facilities nationwide to benchmark their results against peer organizations.
The Summit Award recognizes top performing facilities that sustain the highest level of customer satisfaction for three or more consecutive years. Mammoth Hospital is one of 80 Press Ganey client facilities to receive this honor in 2010. “This honor is fitting recognition for the commitment that the staff has made to provide only the highest quality health care, and the community should take great pride in the organization’s achievement,” Gary Boyd, Mammoth Hospital CEO commented.
The Hospital achieved the distinction by sustaining an overall rank above the 95th percentile in the emergency department database for at least the past three years. “We are proud partners of Mammoth Hospital,” Richard B. Siegrist Jr., CEO of Press Ganey, noted. “Mammoth Hospital’s efforts benefit the Eastern Sierra and lead to improved delivery of health care.”
Press Ganey satisfaction surveys help in assessing what is important to patients. “We see what we are doing right and where we can improve to make our patient experience more satisfying,” says Kathleen Alo, Mammoth Hospital Chief Nursing Officer. “The surveys allow us to benchmark against many hospitals nationwide to determine best practices.”
For more information, visit www.mammothhospital.com.
IRWMP eyes December completion
The Inyo-Mono Regional Water Management Group said on Nov. 15 that the organization plans to prepare an Integrated Regional Water Management Plan to be completed by next month. Any member of the public who wishes to provide input to the document may do so by contacting Holly Alpert, Project Assistant, at email@example.com by Nov. 29. The Regional Water Management Group intends to adopt the Plan during its Dec. 15 regular meeting. IRWMP meetings are open to the public. Interested parties can find more information on the Inyo-Mono IRWMP website: www.inyomonowater.org.
Competitive gymnast and coach Michelle DeJong teacbes this year-round program, designed to introduce children from 3-18 to the sport of gymnastics. Participants learn to tumble and more in a safe and structured environment. Three age sessions are available, and all are held at the Community Center on Forest Trail in Mammoth.
Sessions: 3-5 years Saturday, 9-10 a.m.; 5-8 years Saturday, 10:15–11:15 a.m.; and 8-12 years and older Wednesday, 4:30-6 p.m. and again on Saturday, 11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Fees are only $50/month for 8 sessions for residents, and $60/month for non-residents. Five session punch cards are available for $50 and private lessons are available upon request at $20 for up to 45 minutes. Drop-in students are welcome and encouraged, and the first session is FREE! Call 760.934.8989 ext. 222, for more info and to register your aspiring gymnast! –TOML