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Meritus Health Recognized by National Safety and Quality Group for COVID-19 Response

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Meritus Health Recognized by National Safety and Quality Group for COVID-19 Response

HAGERSTOWN – Meritus Health’s COVID-19 pandemic response brought the organization – and its health care heroes - a special recognition award for “pandemic heroism” by The Leapfrog Group, a national watchdog organization focused on health care safety and quality.

Meritus Health is one of only 22 individuals and teams nationally receiving the special recognition. The honor is for demonstrating an extraordinary commitment to patient safety throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

“From the beginning, our greatest resource, our staff and our community providers, rose to the challenge to take care of this community,” says Maulik Joshi, Dr.P.H., president and chief executive officer of Meritus Health. “We set out to communicate with and educate the public about this health crisis and how to stay safe. We put our resources into providing frictionless access to screening and testing for the virus in the community, all while training our staff to be safe and keeping our hospital running, since births, traumas and emergency surgeries don’t stop, even for a pandemic.”

Nominations for this one-time award were submitted by hospital staff and leadership across the country and winners were selected by an interdisciplinary committee of Leapfrog leaders and advisors.

Meritus Health Care Heroes are continuously recognized on the organization’s social media channels, including Facebook, Linked In, Instagram and Twitter. Look for the hashtag #MeritusHealthCareHeroes.

For More Information, Please Email Media@MeritusHealth.com or call 240-291-6756