(MARLETTE) — Marlette Regional Hospital was recently recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as one of eighteen Michigan hospitals that have the cleanest rooms, as reported by patients. Marlette Regional Hospital was recognized because 82% of their patients reported that their room and bathroom was “always” clean. For reference, Michigan’s average rate for patients reporting that their room and bathroom were “always” clean is 69% and the national average is 74%. Hospital CEO Dan Babcock says facility cleanliness is important for reducing hospital-associated infections, and the recognition serves as a great statement to the dedication we have to keep our patients safe and to provide the best healing environment for them.
PICTURED: Marlette Regional Hospital’s environmental services staff have recently been recognized for their efforts in ranking the hospital among the top 18 in Michigan for cleanliness based upon patient survey results. Pictured above is (front row, left to right) Barb Morse, Joe Emerick, Deb Chard, Cathy Seager, (back row, left to right) Larry Gerstenberger, Environmental Services Manager Penny Kasdorf, Chris Dost, Brenda Martinez, Ana Daughtry, Mary Hicks, Lorri Davio, Tammy Jones, and Mary Miller.