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Published on January 18, 2017

Greensboro Resolution Recognizes Cone Health's Service to the Triad

Cone Health Leaders Accept Resolution

Cone Health leaders with resolution.  (l-r) Jim Roskelly, Joan
Evans, Dr. Kenneth Rempher, Terry Akin, Mary Jo Cagle and
Judy Schanel. 

The City of Greensboro recognized Cone Health on Tuesday with a resolution in “support, appreciation and recognition” of our team’s health care and service throughout the Triad.

Approved at the City Council meeting on Jan. 17, the resolution (video below) calls Cone Health “one of the most extensive and trusted health care networks in North Carolina.” Specifically, it cites our history, growth and a number of recent quality accolades, including:

  • Top 2 percent nationally in U.S. News World report quality rankings for “Common Care” conditions.
  • Top 3 percent nationally from CMS “Hospital Compare” for quality.
  • Top 1 percent nationally as rated by Care Chex for overall hospital care.
  • No. 1 in the nation for the lowest 30-day readmission rate for heart attack patients.
  • Top 1 percent nationally from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for quality and outcomes in cardiovascular surgery.
  • Having more than 25 percent of the Top 100 nurses in the state working at Cone Health.

Nancy Vaughn and Terry AkinTerry Akin, CEO, accepted the recognition on behalf of the network’s nearly 12,000 employees and 1,500 physicians.

“This isn’t about our accolades,” he told the mayor and council members. “It’s about what this means for our citizens and patients. Quite simply, it means you cannot go anywhere else in the entire country to get better health care.”

The recent recognitions would not be possible without efforts across the entire continuum of care, including Triad HealthCare Network, Akin said. He also thanked the council for its partnership. “We look forward to your continued collaboration as we work together to build healthy communities and healthy people.”

Video of the City Council Resolution

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