Highline Medical Center Is A Top 10 "Healing Hospital"

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Burien’s Highline Medical Center has been chosen as one of the “Top 10 Healing Hospitals” for 2008 by Baptist Healing Trust, a Christian foundation based in Nashville, Tennessee.

Highline was singled out as lucky number seven in the list. This year’s six-member selection panel reviewed hospitals coast-to-coast before making their decisions about the winners. Panel members consisted of Presidents & CEOs from hospitals and health systems across the nation.

The “Healing Hospital” recognition was created to honor hospitals and leaders that have made a special commitment to creating cultures that demonstrate compassion and quality. Each hospital honored in the list has “demonstrated extraordinary commitment to patient and employee-centered care,” according to the release.

They are also noted for embarking upon a journey of establishing a Healing Hospital environment.

In addition to Highline, this year’s recipients include:

  • Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas
  • Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut
  • The 2006 Baldrige Award-recipient Sharp Healthcare in San Diego, California

“This is wonderful recognition and a real tribute to our staff and medical staff for all they do to support the Planetree philosophy of patient-centered care at Highline Medical Center. We are honored to receive this distinction alongside such well-respected hospitals from across the nation,” stated Mark Benedum, CEO of Highline Medical Center.  “This recognition supports our mission of providing high quality, compassionate health care in a healing environment to our patients and the community.”

More information on Highline Medical Center available here.

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2 Responses to “Highline Medical Center Is A Top 10 "Healing Hospital"”
  1. this isa joke says:

    is this blog owned by one of the Highline employees?

  2. No, this website (as well as 5 other local blogs) is owned by an independent company called LOL Dudez, LLC, which is based in Burien and managed by me. We have no affiliations whatsoever with any local corporations, or the city, etc. We’re Advertiser-supported and we try to report the news as fairly as we can. This story is based on a press release that HMC sent out, which we deemed newsworthy. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment…

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