Palatka, FL – The esteemed local board of trustees at Putnam Community Medical Center gathered recently to present CEO Mark Dooley and his administrative team with praise, appreciation and a plaque to honor the collective effort and achievements of the hospital in national standard quality recognition.

In attendance were: Board Chair- Wayne McClain, Vice Chair- Deborah Strickland, Reverend- Karl Flagg, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed, Dr. Miles Anderson, Daniel Martinez, Dr. Darrel Wyatt, and Mary Garcia.

Over the past 5 years, Putnam Community Medical Center has gone from an “F” hospital in Leapfrog Patient Safety ratings to achieving an “A” in May of 2019, which has been a crowning achievement in quality measure put into place under HCA Healthcare. Other awards the hospital has recently achieved, include a Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, several accreditations and citations of excellence for OB and delivery, Disease Specific Certification of Distinction from The Joint Commission in the Management of Sepsis, ACR Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation, to name a few. HCA Healthcare acquired and began operating the hospital in 2015 and over that same timeframe, has invested over $38 million in capital improvements and equipment in order to provide healthcare to the citizens of Putnam County and surrounding communities. 

 “I appreciate the recognition from our Board of Trustees, as well as their care and dedication to this community and hospital. We continue to be incredibly proud of the team effort of our patient safety and other initiatives to advance healthcare in our community and at PCMC.” Mark Dooley, CEO Putnam Community Medical Center, “Our mission as a company states: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life, and by living that mission we are achieving our goals. Any achievements and accolades coming from that, are ‘icing on the cake’. We are committed to not only caring for our friends and neighbors in Putnam County, but providing them the very best care available.”