Webster County Memorial Hospital receives 2020 Lilypad Award

Webster Springs, W.Va. – Webster County Memorial Hospital (WCMH) is pleased to announce it has been named a 2020 Lilypad Award winner.  The Lilypad Award recognizes Rural Health Clinics (RHC) based on their financial and operational performance to peers. 

The awards program applies a set of five metrics to rate every RHC in the country and assign Clinic ranks; the aggregate Clinic rank in each state is used to assign an overall State rank. All metrics are derived from the publicly available December 2019 Medicare Cost Report data files. 

“This award recognizes the contributions of Webster County Memorial Hospital’s Rural Health Clinic, which provides enhanced care for patients and families in the community,” said WCMH CEO Jim Parker, FACHE. “I’m proud of the wonderful staff who made this achievement possible.  The patient care they deliver is truly among the best there can be.”

WCMH was ranked in the top 50 rural health clinics out of more than 4,400 rural health clinics in the US. The five metrics calculated for the Lilypad awards include Expense, Utilization, Staffing, Productivity, and Leverage.

Rural health clinics are crucial to healthcare access in small, rural areas.  They provide high quality, affordable primary care services.  In addition to primary care, the following services are available at WCMH: annual wellness visits, DOT physicals, well child visits, women’s health care and worker’s comp.

Providers at the Rural Health Clinic in Webster Springs include Josh Deaton, PA; Kim Groves, FNP; Denise Hamrick, FNP, Robert Mace, MD; Heather Meadows, FNP; Chrissy Williams, NP; and Frank Puckett, MD.  Dr. Puckett serves as the Medical Director of the clinic.

The Rural Health Clinic is located within WCMH, and is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.  Walk-ins are welcome.  For more information, call 304-847-5682.

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