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PinnacleHealth System Wins Studer Group’s Excellence in Patient Care Award

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PinnacleHealth System was recognized with the Excellence in Patient Care award given by oPinnacleHealth Wins Studer Group’s Excellence in Patient Care Awardutcomes firm Studer Group®. The hospital received the award at last week’s 11th annual What’s Right in Health Care® conference—based on their achievement in reducing turnover. 
Studer Group® gives its Excellence in Patient Care awards to select partners based on various categories. PinnacleHealth System was selected based on the amount of significant rate of change and/or substantial achievement in low turnover within their organization over recent fiscal years. PinnacleHealth’s results for turnover are ranked among the lowest from a database of over 850 organizations coached by Studer Group.
The What’s Right in Health Care® conference offers the latest insights and best practices from industry experts, speakers, authors and top-performing organizations across the nation. Attendees learn how to address the hard-hitting topics and concerns faced by healthcare organizations today, including how to create a viable future in these challenging times. For more information about the conference, visit
“I couldn’t be happier for the team at PinnacleHealth,” said Studer Group Coach Davy Crockett.  “I have worked with PinnacleHealth’s leadership for several years so I know first-hand their commitment to employee engagement” Crockett stated.  “This recognition is well deserved and well earned.  It is a tribute to the work in caring for others” Crockett said.
“Our employees make us proud every day because they work to exceed expectations and deliver the highest quality care to our patients. They are motivated by compassion and a desire to change lives, and we work to recognize that service by helping them reach their greatest potential,” states Michael A. Young, president & CEO for PinnacleHealth. “PinnacleHealth's employees are its most precious asset, so we want to ensure that our health system is a great place to work, where our employees feel inspired, fulfilled and recognized.”
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About PinnacleHealth System
PinnacleHealth is a pioneer not-for-profit healthcare system dedicated to providing and improving the health and quality of life for the people of Central Pennsylvania since 1873. A proven leader in medical innovation, PinnacleHealth offers a wide range of services from primary care to the most complex surgeries and Magnet recognition for nursing excellence. The healthcare network includes four campuses (Community, West Shore, Harrisburg and Polyclinic). The West Shore Hospital will open in Hampden Township in 2014. The five-story hospital will include 108 beds with an emergency department, medical/surgical care, cardiology, orthopedics, chronic disease management, and private patient rooms. Medical services, including family practice, imaging, outpatient surgery and oncology are offered at multiple locations throughout the region. For a complete list of services, visit our website at
About Studer Group®:  
Studer Group’s mission is to change the face of healthcare by creating a better place for employees to work, physicians to practice medicine, and patients to receive care. A recipient of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Studer Group is an outcomes-based healthcare performance improvement firm that works with over 850 healthcare organizations in the U.S. and beyond, teaching them how to achieve, sustain, and accelerate exceptional clinical, operational, and financial results. Studer Group has a scaled approach that is proven to be effective from large healthcare systems, academic medical centers, emergency departments, stand-alone community healthcare organizations to rural hospitals. Working together, we help to get the foundation right—using aligned goals, behaviors and processes as building blocks—so organizations can build a sustainable culture that promotes accountability, fosters innovation, and consistently delivers a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes over time. To learn more about Studer Group, visit