July 21, 2011

Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics named 2011 Most Wired

Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital & Clinics (SPMHC) has been recognized again this year as one of the nation’s MOST WIRED hospitals, according to the results of the 2011 Most Wired Survey released in the July issue of Hospitals & Health Networks (H&HN).

“It is wonderful to be recognized nationally for our efforts to use technology to improve patient care and efficiencies,” said Larry Schroeder, CEO of SPMHC. “As we look toward the future with a new hospital campus on the horizon, our team knows that investments in technology and electronic health records will continue to allow us to create the safest environment with the most efficient workflow.”

“We consider ourselves to be a leader in leveraging technology advancements and recognize the importance that EHR systems have in improving quality care,” said Marybeth Bay, Information Technology director at SPMHC.

H&HN conducted the 2011 survey in cooperation with McKesson Corporation and The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME). The July H&HN cover story detailing results is available at H&HN, the journal of the American Hospital Association, conducts the voluntary Most Wired Survey annually which uses the results to name Most Wired hospitals and health systems. It is based on organizations’ level of achievement in four focus areas: Infrastructure, Business and Administrative Management, Clinical Quality and Safety, and Care Continuum.

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