Wallace Thomson and Ellen Sagar were among six South Carolina health care organizations to receive the Trust’s Most Improved Safety Award. The hospital was the winner in the category of hospitals with 101-200 beds while Ellen Sagar won in the category of Long-Term Care Facilities.
This is the just the latest honor the Union Hospital District and it’s constituent institutions have received in recent years. It is another example of how striving for excellence is not only the right thing to do and is beneficial to those you serve, but brings with it well-earned recognition.
A safe working environment is important anywhere, especially in a hospital or nursing home. When employees can work in safety patients can be cared for in safety. Everyone benefits from such an environment including the community served by those institutions whose residents come to look on them even more as places of healing and care.
The community benefits because a quality healthcare system is always a consideration of families, businesses and industries looking for a home. The institution itself benefits from having such a reputation as more people become more willing to trust their well-being and those of their loved ones to hospitals and nursing homes praised formally with awards and informally through word-of-mouth.
Whether it’s a person, a group, a community or an institution, having a good reputation is priceless. Wallace Thomson Hospital, Ellen Sagar Nursing Home and the rest of the Union Hospital District have worked hard to gain their reputation of quality, caring and ever-improving health care service.
It is an invaluable achievement that has benefited the district and this community immensely and we’re certain it will continue to do so into the future.