Senior Circle’S Parent Prmc Is Tops In Survey


Payson Regional Medical Center recently completed the Joint Commission Survey and received a final CHS score of 94 — one of the Joint Commission’s top scores.

This is not an easy survey. It takes incredible teamwork, commitment and dedication. It also takes leaders who are willing to “bird dog” the hundreds, if not thousands, of documents required by the Joint Commission.

It takes everyone at health care facilities to achieve such a score: from the housekeeping staff, which cleans even the most hidden locations, to the nurses and technicians who crossed all the “t’s” and dotted all the “i’s” on the documentation.

There is the plant operations team that keeps the facility running in top shape and the dietary department deserves credit for keeping food fresh. The list goes on to include every department.

Payson Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of the National Top


Photo courtesy of PRMC Senior Circle

Senior Circle volunteer Jean Weible was just one of the many members who helped with the recent Rim Country Literacy Program Book Fair. It is estimated thousands of books were offered to local residents at great prices and helped raise money for RCLP. Senior Circle members donated more than 1,600 books to the cause. The book fair is an annual event held to raise money to fight illiteracy.

100 Hospitals two times in the last few years.

Core measurers continue to climb toward 100 percent and patient satisfaction scores are nearing the best overall.

Senior Circle members tend to agree, ranking the hospital an 8.9 on a scale of 1-10. Recently a survey was conducted of 100 Senior Circle members who reside full time in Payson. Out of 100 people surveyed, 98 use Payson doctors, 75 percent of those surveyed have been admitted to the hospital; 98 percent also stated they were confident in the medical center.

Positive comments included, “very professional,” “great care,” “excellent in every way”, “caring and compassionate,” “nursing was great,” and “Great! The staff really takes time with you.”

Chief of Nursing Officer is guest

PRMC Chief of Nursing Officer Hart Hintze will be speaking on men’s health issues at the Nov. 10 Lunch and Learn at 11 a.m.

Hintze has been the chief of nursing officer at PRMC for three years. His topic will include information on men’s regular health check ups, which should be conducted from their early 20s to seniors.

Women are welcome as well.

The lunch will feature brats, beans and potato salad. Please call for reservations at (928) 472-9290.

New groups forming

Several new groups are forming to meet different areas of interest: a Scrabble group will meet at 3 p.m. Mondays, right after Bunco; a beginning bridge group will meet Fridays, call (928) 472-9290 for the time; and an interest group is forming for a beginning yoga class, call (928) 472-9290 to be put on the interest sheet; this class will be an afternoon class on either Tuesday or Thursday.

Thanksgiving membership lunch

The Senior Circle Thanksgiving Membership Potluck Dinner will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17. The turkey will be provided, members are asked to bring the sides. For those who don’t want to cook, the cost will be $4. Please call to make reservations at (928) 472-9290.

Holiday adoptions

The Senior Circle has adopted Rim Country nursing home residents for the coming holiday season. There will be a Christmas tree set up in the lobby of the Senior Circle from Nov. 1 to Dec. 14. Please stop in and pick an angel off the tree and make someone else’s holiday season a little brighter. Gifts must be turned in by Dec. 14.

Driving class

An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held at the Senior Circle from noon to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6. Please sign up by calling (928) 472-9290.


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