MeritCare Named a Recipient of the 2006 Gallup Award for Healthcare Excellence

MeritCare has been named a recipient of the 2006 Gallup Award for Healthcare Excellence. The Gallup Healthcare Group honors those best-practice innovators with an award that celebrates ingenuity, improvement and accomplishment.

MeritCare has been named a recipient of the 2006 Gallup Award for Healthcare Excellence. The Gallup Healthcare Group honors those best-practice innovators with an award that celebrates ingenuity, improvement and accomplishment.

MeritCare won the award for a pre-operative checklist system staff developed and implemented to resolve issues due to increasing demand for operating room availability.

MeritCare project leaders Karey Stirling, R.N., obstetrics and gynecology, and Becky Moch, Day Unit manager, will attend the upcoming Annual Healthcare Forum on Oct. 10-12, 2006, in Omaha, Neb., where they will receive the award and present their winning case study. MeritCare will also be featured in the 2006 Journal of Health Excellence best practice publication later this year.