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Mendy’s Place Earns Showcase in Excellence Award for Quality

Mendy's Place, the North Valley's only children's emergency center, has earned a 2006 Showcase in Excellence Award.

The award is part of the AZ State Quality Awards, which are given by the Arizona Quality Alliance. Mendy's Place, a part of John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital, was selected based on the improvements it made in how care is delivered to Mendy's young patients.

As a result of the changes, Mendy's Place has achieved patient satisfaction scores that rank in the nation’s top 1 percent. In addition, staff satisfaction has improved.

The Showcase in Excellence Award was presented Dec. 14 in ceremonies at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale.

Mendy's Place recently expanded its hours of service to full-time to meet growing community demand. In early October, Mendy's became available to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

"Our strength has always been that we provide emergency care that is separate from the adult emergency room," says Kathy Northrop, RN, the clinical director of Mendy's Place. "All our care is structured just for children, and the young families in our community tell us that's important to them."

Mendy's is on the ground floor of the main hospital building, located at 19829 N. 27th Ave. The hospital campus is on the southwest corner of the intersection of Interstate 17 and the Loop 101 freeway in North Phoenix.

Learn more about Mendy's Place at JCL.com/mendysplace.

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