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ETMC Henderson receives 'Exemplary Five Star Award'

ETMC Henderson's birth registry team has been awarded the 'Exemplary Five Star Award' by the Texas Department of State Health Services' Vital Statistics Unit.

Criteria for the award include timeliness of releasing birth certificates to the state, accuracy of birth certificates, training through the state's vital statistics conferences, receipt of the Office of Attorney General Award for Acknowledgement of Paternity and receipt of the Department of State Health Services ImmTrac (the Texas immunization registry) Award for Excellence. Only 20 hospitals in Texas were awarded the 'Exemplary Five Star Award.'

ETMC Henderson's birth registry team is composed of Lisa Watts, birth registrar; Brenda Riley, medical records supervisor; Kay Nix, release of information clerk and Anita Jacobs, RHIT, director of health information management.

"We are so honored to receive this award," said ETMC Henderson Administrator Mark Leitner. "It represents the commitment of our birth registry team to going above and beyond to deliver excellence each and every day. Their efforts and achievements are reflective of our hospital as a whole and the level of care we strive to provide."

The award will be presented during the 58th Annual Texas Vital Statistics Conference to be held Dec. 5-7 in Austin.