On Tuesday night at the November Board of Directors Meeting we had a very special guest who was here for a special presentation. Mr. Tom Wander, President of BETA Healthcare Group was here to present the BETA Award of Excellence to MCDH. Mr. Wander announced that BETA Healthcare Group, which provides professional liability coverage for hospitals (of all sizes and types) has launched it’s “Quest for Zero” preventable birth injuries. It’s goal is to promote best practices in the delivery of care to moms and babies for member hospitals. 35 hospitals were eligible to participate and 6, including Mendocino Coast District Hospital, have qualified to receive the Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence is given to BETA member hospitals that demonstrate 100% compliance with all the elements of the “Quest for Zero” OB Initiative.
In his remarks, Mr. Wander said “On behalf of BETA Healthcare Group, and the many current and future healthy babies and happy families of newborns in this community, I would like to present Mendocino Coast with its Award of Excellence in its “Quest for Zero. This award really goes to the administrative and clinical leadership of Mendocino Coast and, most importantly, to its OB clinicians, the doctors, the nurses, the technicians and aides who recognized the importance of this initiative and devoted their time and resources to enhance their skills, work as a team and strive for continuous improvement in one of life’s most precious moments.” Congratulations to our entire Obstetrics Team. All of us at MCDH are very proud of you!