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Crawford County Memorial Hospital Honored For Employee Safety Performance


Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) and its employees have been recognized for their efforts to improve worker safety. CCMH was honored at a luncheon during the ServiShare Fall Workers’ Compensation Program on September 18 in West Des Moines. CCMH received two citations for 2012; a Most Improved Award, and No Lifting/Strain Injuries Award. Todd Ray, Director of Human Resources, accepted the award on behalf of Crawford County Memorial Hospital.

The criteria for receiving the Most Improved Award include the best improvement in Experience Modification Rate (EMR) over a 5 year period and an 18 month loss ratio of better than 60%. The No Lifting/Strain Injuries Award is determined by a frequency rate of lifting/strains of 0% for a 2 year period.

Bill Bruce, Chief Executive Officer of CCMH, applauded the employees for their efforts and credited them for the awards. He said the awards are the result of heightened employee awareness of safety issues and a consistent effort to follow procedures designed to reduce or eliminate injuries. Bruce also noted that the equipment improvements associated with the construction of the new hospital facility are a contributing factor in diminishing the threat of injuries to staff or patients.

ServiShare is the wholly owned shared service corporation of the Iowa Hospital Association. Its primary mission is to provide quality cost effective products and services to IHA members. ServiShare staff is dedicated to helping IHA members find cost effective, appropriate solutions to their operational challenges. Partnership in ServiShare products/services helps the hospital and employees to operate efficiently and cost effectively.

The mission of Crawford County Memorial Hospital is to provide efficient and effective health care services to all persons within Crawford County and the surrounding area. These services are available to persons who suffer from acute or chronic diseases, traumatic injuries, or who are in need of education and/or training in order to maintain a positive lifestyle.