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Awards, Accomplishments, and Recognitions

​Presbyterian Healthcare Services and Lincoln County Medical Center are recognized as leaders in the healthcare field. Some of the awards received recently include:

2017​ Awards, Honors & Recognitions

Lincoln County Medical Center earns five star rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Lincoln County Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in New Mexico to earn a five-star rating, the highest rating possible, from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The rating is based on comparing quality metrics between 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals in CMS’ database.

According to CMS, the overall rating summarizes up to 57 quality measures - reflecting common conditions that hospitals treat, such as heart attacks or pneumonia. Other measures include mortality, readmission, safety of care, patient experience using the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, efficient use of medical imaging, and timeliness and effectiveness of care. When compared across these measures to 4,000 hospitals nationwide, Lincoln County Medical Center performed well above the national average.

The overall rating system, introduced in 2016, ranges from one to five stars. The more stars, the better a hospital performed on the available quality measures. The most common overall rating is 3 stars. Only 337 hospitals nationwide received a five star designation.


2016 Awards, Honors & Recognitions

Four Presbyterian Rural Hospitals Recognized as Top Performers. On November 17, National Rural Health Day, Presbyterian Healthcare Services celebrated healthcare teams who care for patients in rural areas across New Mexico. This year, we highlight the success of four Presbyterian rural hospitals named 2016 Top Performers by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).

  • Presbyterian Española Hospital in Española, New Mexico was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Financial Strength.
  • Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, New Mexico was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Quality.
  • Socorro General Hospital in Socorro, New Mexico was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Quality and Patient Outcomes.
  • Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, New Mexico was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Financial Strength.

2014 Awards, Accomplishments & Recognitions

Lincoln County Medical Center Receives The Joint Commission's 'Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®' Recognition. Recently Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) was named a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.

LCMC was recognized for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for pneumonia and surgical care in The Joint Commission's 2014 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety."

Presbyterian Healthcare Services Recognized for "BOLD" Leadership. Presbyterian Healthcare Services was recently named one of the 10 highest ranking health systems in the country for leadership development by the National Center for Healthcare Leadership. Presbyterian was recognized as a "BOLD" healthcare organization that uses evidence-based leadership development practices to achieve excellence and improve the quality of healthcare in our community.

Presbyterian Receives 2014 Most Wired Award for Excellence in Information Technology. Presbyterian Healthcare Services recently received Hospitals & Health Networks' 2014 Most Wired award. The award recognized 375 organizations nationwide that have created the technical infrastructure necessary to support robust clinical information systems. Presbyterian was one of two organizations recognized in New Mexico.

Other Awards, Accomplishments & Recognitions

Three Presbyterian Hospitals Named Top Performers. Three Presbyterian hospitals were recognized by the Joint Commission, the nation's major hospital accreditation board, as "Top Performers" on key quality measures. Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso and Socorro General Hospital in Socorro were three of the five New Mexico hospitals to receive this distinction.

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