Mee Memorial Healthcare System
Mee Memorial Healthcare System includes Mee Memorial Hospital in King City. (Contributed)

KING CITY — Mee Memorial Healthcare System has been recognized with a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in quality.

Compiled by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (i.e., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in quality, outcomes and/or patient perspective.

“We are very pleased to receive this important recognition,” said Mee Memorial CEO Rena Salamacha. “It reflects the commitment of our physicians and staff to ensure the highest quality of care and service to our community.”

The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health around the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

“Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities. Rural healthcare truly is mission-driven,” said Michael Topchik, national leader with the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Let us recognize the efforts of the Performance Leadership Award winners and all those driven to deliver high quality care throughout rural communities.”

Mee Memorial Healthcare System, based in King City, is the primary healthcare organization serving the rural communities of Southern Monterey County. Overall, it serves a population of nearly 80,000 within an area spanning over 55 miles between the agricultural communities of Soledad and Bradley.

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