HRMC Earns 'Top Performer' Recognition from
The Joint Commission for Second Consecutive Year

We are pleased to announce The Joint Commission has recognized Hackettstown Regional Medical Center as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. HRMC has been recognized for its excellence in accountability measure performance shown to improve care for certain conditions and is one of only 1,224 hospitals in the United States to achieve the distinction as a 2013 Top Performer.

HRMC has been recognized for its achievement on the following accountability measure sets): heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. This is the second year that HRMC has been recognized as a Top Performer. HRMC is one of only 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two consecutive years.

"At HRMC, we have made it a top priority to address patient safety and quality health care by improving upon our evidence-based care processes," said HRMC's President, Jason Coe. "We are proud to be named a Top Performer again and thank our entire hospital staff for their knowledge, teamwork and dedication to consistently striving to improve HRMC?s performance."

For more information about the Top Performer program, including eligibility criteria, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/accreditation/top_performers.aspx.

Ebola Preparedness at HRMC

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center is being proactive and promoting a heightened level of awareness regarding the Ebola virus. We are prepared for any patients seeking care. The following is important, general information regarding the Ebola virus:

HOW IS EBOLA SPREAD?

  • Ebola IS spread through direct contact with the blood and bodily fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola - usually through broken skin or mucous membranes. Ebola IS also spread through objects such as needles that have been contaminated with the blood and bodily fluids of a person who is sick with Ebola.
  • Ebola IS NOT spread through the air, water, or food.
  • A person infected with Ebola cannot spread the disease until symptoms appear. Ebola's incubation period - the time from exposure to when signs or symptoms of the disease appear - can be 2 to 21 days, with the average incubation period being 8 to 10 days.

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Redcord Has Arrived!

Redcord -a unique, exciting and leading edge form of exercise therapy is now available at the Therapy Center at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center.

Redcord was developed in Norway 25 years ago and made its way to the United States just a few years ago. Redcord uses the weight of a person's own body for resistance and can be used for rehabilitation or for performance-oriented training. Exercises can be adjusted to be more or less challenging so that it can be used by most everyone, regardless of age, strength, size and physical ability-from Olympic athletes to 80-year- old patients needing wheelchair assistance.

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