Southern Ohio Medical Center has three new awards to hang on the walls. SOMC Hospice was honored with two PRC National Excellence in Healthcare Awards. The Medical Oncology Department of the SOMC Cancer Center also received an award in the Cancer Center’s first year of participation with PRC. This is the second consecutive year that SOMC Hospice has received a PRC award. They were given the PRC’s highest honor, the Overall Top Performer Award, as well as the 5-Star Award. “Receiving the PRC’s highest possible honor means so much to all of us at SOMC Hospice,” Hospice director Teresa Ruby said. “We’re very proud of the care we provide our patients, and it’s very exciting to see our care earn this kind of recognition.” The 5-Star Award is given to healthcare providers that score in the top ten percent for excellent patient responses, a feat that the SOMC Cancer Center was also able to achieve. “We’re thrilled to win this award in our very first year of PRC participation,” Director of Cancer Services Wendi Waugh said. “All of us at the SOMC Cancer Center work tirelessly to bring the best possible care to southern Ohio, and this award is further validation that our hard work is paying off.” Southern Ohio Medical Center was also one of just 62 hospital facilities recognized for excellence in overall quality of care at the PRC National Excellence in Healthcare Annual Conference. For more information, contact SOMC Hospice at 740-356-2651 or the SOMC Cancer Center at 740-356-7490.