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Bon Secours recognized for customer service

Bon Secours Virginia Health System has received thirteen special awards, seven for patient satisfaction and six for medical staff perception from Professional Research Consultants, Inc., a nationally-known health care marketing research company.

“Bon Secours takes tremendous pride in providing an outstanding experience to our patients,” CEO Michael K. Kerner said. “In addition to ensuring that our patients are fully engaged in their care, we also focus on ensuring that our facilities are an excellent place for physicians to practice. I am very delighted to see Bon Secours recognized once again for excellence.”

The Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View in Suffolk received five-star ratings for overall quality of care for the emergency department and the outpatient laboratory.

The five-star customer service designation is limited to only those nursing units of hospitals or health facilities that achieved a score in the top 10 percent of the nation, based on the percentage of patients who rated their nursing unit as “excellent” for overall quality of care in 2009.

Bon Secours Harbour View also received four-star awards for outpatient overall quality of care. The four-star designation is received by hospitals that achieved a score in the top 25 percent of the nation, based on the same standard.

Bon Secours Hampton Roads was also recognized with five-star and four-star awards related to medical staff perception surveys. Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Churchland achieved five-star status for the facility’s pathology and laboratory departments.

Five-star medical staff perception awards are given annually to healthcare facilities that achieved a score in the top 10 percent of the nation, based on the percentage of physicians who rated the service as “excellent” for any of the 13 questions listed in the survey.

Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center’s radiology and medical records departments received a four-star designation. The department scored between the 75th and 89.9th percentile in the facilities’ most recent medical staff perception survey.