Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital receives national award

Photo courtesy MGN Online Image Id: 353462 11/22/2016
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BLUE HILL, Maine (WABI) - Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital was named one of the top rural hospitals in the country yesterday.

The Leapfrog Group is an independent hospital watchdog that gave out the award.

Leapfrog include the level of infection rates, maternity care and the hospital's capacity to prevent medication errors among the areas that qualify a hospital for the award.

According to the CEO of Leapfrog, less than six percent of eligible hospitals nationwide receive a top hospital award.