Other initiatives during the past year included:
• Opening of the Plainfield Emergency Care Center on July 9, expanding access to emergency care, lab and diagnostic imaging.
• Receipt of awards for progress with electronic medical records.
• Designation as a National Accredited Breast Center by the American College of Surgeons.
• Launch of a new congestive heart failure program.
• Receipt of a silver designation from the American Heart Association for the Backus Stroke Program.
• Use of the Mobile Health Resource Center to offer community outreach in soup kitchens, schools and neighborhoods such as Greeneville.
• Creation of the Center for Cancer Survivorship.
• Relocation of the hospital lab to a location next door to United Community & Family Services, making more outpatient services available in the community and freeing up clinical space at the main hospital.
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