Waldo County General Hospital receives national award

Photo courtesy MGN Online Image Id: 353462 11/22/2016
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BELFAST, Maine (WABI) - Waldo County General Hospital was named one of the top rural hospitals in the country.

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

They 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.