East Texas Medical Center Rusk has been named 2011 South West IV Facility of the Year by the Schumacher Group. The South West IVregion represents 15 hospitals in East Texas.
"ETMC Rusk was selected because it demonstrated consistently excellent patient care metrics throughout the 2011 year, "said Dr.Gorav Bohil with the Schumacher Group. "ETMC Rusk created a benchmark standard against which the remaining facilities strive to achieve."
Criteria are based on the results of point-of-care and mailed patient satisfaction surveys, as well as extensive chart audits.
"We are very pleased to receive this recognition from the Schumacher Group," said Kim Pearson-Wahl, ETMC First Physicians Corporate Vice President. "ETMC Rusk exemplifies our system's dedication to emergency care. From our Level 1 Trauma Center in Tyler to ETMC EMS and ETMC Air 1 emergency helicopters, as well as ETMC hospitals and emergency facilities across the region, the ETMC system works with a host of first responders in helping ensure that East Texans have emergency care when and where it is needed."
The Schumacher Group is a Louisiana-based emergency management firm.