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Published on December 17, 2020

Cone Health’s COVID-19 Response Gets Worldwide Recognition

Hospitals from 28 countries receive International Hospital Federation Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 award.

 

Cone Health was recognized at the International Hospital Federation Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program for its COVID-19 response action plan along with 103 hospitals worldwide from 28 countries. 

Cone Health’s Green Valley campus received the recognition badge after a thorough review by an international review committee consisting of 16 industry experts from the health care industry. The recognition indicates Cone Health is demonstrating initiative, agility and an incredible capacity to innovate under extraordinary circumstances, according the IHF officials. 

“Opening this Green Valley campus in only 28 days and doing what we have done consistently day in and day out ever since has required valiant effort from our staff,” says Debbie Cunningham, DNP, RN, Cone Health senior vice president. “This recognition is international validation for what we are doing for our local community.” 

In response to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic, the International Hospital Federation (IHF) launched the IHF COVID-19 Response Recognition Program to acknowledge actions and responses of hospitals and health service providers around the world that went “beyond the call of duty.” With a mission to support hospital performance improvement, this recognition is provided to hospitals and health service providers that proactively put in place outstanding and innovative organizational responses or actions in facing the COVID-19 pandemic in their region or country. 

The International Hospital Federation Beyond the Call of Duty for COVID-19 Program recognized 13 hospitals in the United States. The IHF recognized the recipients in a video and an online media campaign.