Governors Quality Achievement Award
Drew Memorial Hospital received the Governors Quality Achievement Award for 2012 during the annual Governors Quality awards celebration held September 24th, at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock. The award was presented by Governor Beebe to DMH CEO Michael Layfield. Mr. Layfield accepted the award on behalf of all the physicians and employees of DMH who deliver excellence in quality care to their patients in Drew county and the surrounding counties day in and day out.
DMH was the only Hospital in Southeast Arkansas to receive the Governors Quality Achievement award. The Quality Achievement award is received by organizations that have demonstrated systematic and notable processes through their commitment and practice of quality principals to achieve performance excellence.
The person assisting the governor in the awards presentation Cal Kellogg said “ everyone in Southeast Arkansas should be proud of this hospital as Drew Memorial Hospital is one of the fastest growing facilities in Southeast Arkansas , just completing a S14 million dollar modernization program, with plans to begin a $11 million dollar Surgical/inpatient psychiatric addition in the summer of 2013.Amazing progress has been made at DMH, through by a disciplined focus on quality care and customer service, accomplished by a world class team of physicians and hospital staff employees ,all focused on excellence in quality health care processes and service to all in Drew County”
Michael Layfield DMH CEO said : “I am extremely proud of the Hospitals Quality award recognition by the Governor and accepted the award on behalf of all the Physicians and Hospital employees ,as this recognition and award meets with the Hospitals Mission : to deliver excellent healthcare services, as it is thru our focus on excellence in all we do at the hospital, that lives are saved and the health of our community improved.”