The Outer Banks Hospital recognized for dementia services
Monday, March 25, 2019
The Outer Banks Hospital was honored by The North Carolina Healthcare Association with NCHA’s inaugural Highsmith Award for Innovation.
Named for Dr. John Highsmith, the first president of NCHA, the newly-created award recognizes innovation that creates value for patients and consumers of health care. The Outer Banks Hospital, located in Nags Head, was recognized for its work to become the state’s first dementia-friendly hospital.
Partnering with the Outer Banks Dementia Task Force, The Outer Banks Hospital developed a joint community and hospital leadership team to guide the hospital and business community in the creation of designated “dementia-friendly” environments to provide safe and supportive care for patients, families, and caregivers affected by dementia.
Read more and see a video about the program at https://www.ncha.org/2019/02/the-outer-banks-hospital-recognized-by-ncha-for-innovation-to-support-patients-community-members-with-dementia/