PMH Receives Safety Award

October 19, 2007
Pender Memorial Hospital has received a Safety Award from the North Carolina Healthcare Enterprises Workers’ Compensation Fund, a subsidiary of the North Carolina Hospital Association. The Safety Award was given in recognition of the hospital’s extremely low loss-ratio of compensable dollar injuries in calendar year 2006. Pender Memorial paid out less than six percent of its workers’ compensation premium towards workers’ compensation injury claims.

“Holly Horton, Jeanette Dion and other staff have done an excellent job of achieving a low accident frequency environment, where claims are handled in an efficient manner,” said a letter from the NCHE Workers’ Compensation Fund, Inc. “We congratulate Pender Memorial Hospital, and all the staff on their excellent results.”

“We strive to create a safe and accident-free environment for our staff. We’ve instituted several new safety initiatives such as a back-safety training class that is required for all employees and mandatory partner lifting,” said Holly Horton, Director of Human Resources at Pender Memorial. “We also evaluate the lifting technique of all new employees before they can begin working to make sure they are lifting properly. Our efforts in improving employee safety have really paid off.”

Pender Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, is a not-for-profit, community hospital serving all of Pender County and the surrounding areas since 1951. For more information about career opportunities at Pender Memorial, please call 910.259.5451 ext 233.

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