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LRMC named hospital of year
Hospital group singles out local facility
LRMC CFO Sam Johnson, Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO Scott Kroell, Hospital Authority member Mayor Jim Thomas, Hospital Authority member Verdell Jones, Hospital Authority Chairman Jon Long, Hospital Authority member James Rogers, Hospital Authority member Alan Baroody and Chief Nursing Officer Donna Cochrane stand beneath LRMCs hospital of the year banner. - photo by Photo provided.

HomeTown Health, a resource network for rural Georgia hospitals, recognized Liberty Regional Medical Center as the Hospital of the Year in November at its 2010 Annual Conference at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain. LRMC was chosen from among 55 statewide rural hospital members for its achievements as a rural hospital, according to a release provided by the hospital.
Liberty Regional Medical Center was selected for demonstrating leadership by providing quality doctors and caregivers and adopting best practices that contributed to the hospital’s success. The criteria consist of having an ongoing strategic plan, involvement with legislators in governmental affairs, being highly regarded by business providers and hospital peers, a strong commitment to staff education and possessing decision-making capabilities that promote high-quality health care that is accessible to residents of Liberty County and surrounding counties while maintaining a financially viable health-care institution.
“Liberty Regional Medical Center has achieved notable success in a very difficult and volatile health care environment and is recognized and commended for achievement far above the normal rural hospital system,” HomeTown Health CEO Jimmy Lewis said.
Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO Scott Kroell said, “We were pleasantly surprised and deeply humbled by our selection as the 2010 Hospital of the Year. This award is not only an honor to our Hospital Authority, our physicians and our entire staff of employees whose dedication and commitment to best practices and exceptional health-care are unsurpassed, but also to our community who supports our hospital and the vital services it provides.”

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