Medina Memorial Hospital recently received the Small Hospital Incentive Program, or SHIP, award sponsored by Univera Healthcare. The award recognizes the SHIP hospital with the highest percentage of clinical performance measures that are at or above the national average for 2013. These measures monitor the use of recommended treatments that scientific evidence shows produce the best results for patient care. Health care experts and researchers have found that these treatments reduce the risk of complications, prevent recurrences and otherwise treat the majority of patients who come to a hospital for treatment of a condition or illness. These health care experts and researchers are constantly evaluating evidence to make sure that the measures and guidelines are kept up-to-date.