November 17, 2015

Manchin Applauds CAMC for Receiving Nation's Highest Health Care Award

Charleston Area Medical Center Health System receives 2015 Baldrige National Quality Award for health care

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today applauded Charleston Area Medical Center Health System (CAMC) on being named as one of four recipients of the 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest Presidential honor for performance excellence. CAMC is being recognized for its outstanding commitment to sustainable excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership in the health care category. The 2015 Baldrige Award will be presented at an April 2016 ceremony during the Quest for Excellence conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

“CAMC is leading the nation in quality care by providing second-to-none health services at its facilities around West Virginia,” Senator Manchin said. “Just last month, I had the opportunity to tour CAMC’s new Cancer Center in Charleston, meet with the dedicated doctors and staff and see firsthand the great work they are doing to provide the highest level of comprehensive care to patients. This award is a testament to the superior care being offered at CAMC hospitals and facilities and the health system’s deep commitment to quality care and to the communities it serves.”

For the past two years, the CAMC has ranked in the top 5 percent for quality inpatient service by Healthgrades, a national service that rates the performance of physicians, hospitals and health care providers, and received the group’s Distinguished Hospital Award. To read more about CAMC’s Award, please click here.

In addition to Charleston Area Medical Center Health System, recipients of 2015 Baldrige Award include: MidwayUSA, Columbia, Mo. (small business; won in the same category in 2009); Charter School of San Diego, San Diego, Calif. (education); and Mid-America Transplant Services, St. Louis, Mo. (nonprofit).

For more information, visit the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program website.