Quality, Experience, Safety & Awards

Quality 
PVH is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of those we serve in our community.  The staff at PVH work daily to ensure the care provided meets your expectations (and national standards of care).  Please review our publicly reported quality measures at Hospital Compare

Patient Experience
PVH surveys our patients who have received care from us.  We use this feedback to improve all aspects of the patient’s experience.  It is our mission to be known for our culture of compassion.  Find our what our patient’s say at Hospital Compare.

Safety
PVH strives to ensure the highest level of patient safety is in place in all aspects of care.  Our staff work within their departments and across the organization on quality improvement projects that are continuously looking at our processes and care delivery systems to ensure safety steps are in place.  We provide transparency of our safety efforts by voluntarily reporting to the Leapfrog Hospital Survey.  Find more information about PVH on the Leapfrog website here: Leapfrog.

In case of questions about PVH, or in the event of a desire to file a complaint, please contact:

Gary R. Poquette, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
7 Transalpine Road
Lincoln, Maine 04457
207-794-7127

Medicare patients may call:
Northeast Healthcare Quality 1-800-772-0151 or mail to:

Northeast Healthcare Quality
15 Old Rollinsford Road, Suite 302
Dover, New Hampshire 03820.

Quality & Awards

PVH has been the recipient of many awards and honors over the last few years. We have received local, regional and national recognition for the great care we provide at our rural hospital.
PVH was recognized on 11/16 by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for overall excellence in quality, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural acute care hospitals in the nation. 

Penobscot Valley Hospital was awarded Synernet Inc.’s “Most Improved Award” in September 2016 in recognition for its work place safety improvement initiatives. 

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