Pen Bay sees improved grade in latest report

By Stephen Betts | Nov 07, 2019
Photo by: MaineHealth

Rockport — Pen Bay Medical Center received a B grade from a national healthcare watchdog group, an improvement from earlier scores.

"Pen Bay Medical Center previously received a “C” Leapfrog Safety rating due to a miscoding error," according to a statement issued Nov. 7.

Pen Bay received high marks for communications among medical staff and responsiveness to patients. The hospital also was rated high for the number of nurses and physicians trained to treat intensive care patients.

The hospital also scored near or above average in most surgical categories.

No Maine hospital received D or F grades.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Nov 07, 2019 14:11

Patient care is most important and this low score is not indicative of good nursing care. It says to me that nurses are understaffed and care gets done mostly by aides.

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