Local hospital receives honor for quality

POSTED: 12:29 PM Jul 22 2013   UPDATED: 9:52 AM Jul 22 2013
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -

A hospital in our region has received a big honor.

Franklin Woods Community Hospital, in Johnson City, is a finalist for the American Hospital Association- McKesson Quest for Quality prize.

The award honors organizations committed to excellence in quality and patient safety. It is based on six categories: safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and equity.

News 5 has learned the hospital will receive $12,500 for the honor.