Wayne County Hospital Wins another National Top Performer Award

November 11, 2010: Wayne County Hospital is proud to announce that Press Ganey Associates, Inc. has named it a 2010 Summit Award Winner for the second year in a row. The Summit Award recognizes top performing facilities that sustain patient satisfaction in the top 5% for three or more consecutive years. Bestowed annually, the Press Ganey Summit Award is the health care industry’s most coveted symbol of patient satisfaction achievement. Wayne County Hospital’s Emergency Department is just one of 23 Emergency Departments in the nation to receive this prestigious honor.

Richard B. Siegrist Jr., CEO of Press Ganey, noted, “We are proud partners of Wayne County Hospital. Wayne County Hospital continues to maintain a high level of patient satisfaction over the past three years. The residents of this region should be proud of this repeat performance, and reassured to know that they have one of the best hospitals in patient satisfaction in the country.”

“Receiving the Press Ganey Summit Award is an outstanding accomplishment for the Wayne County Hospital and specifically for our Emergency Department.  We have used Press Ganey to measure patient satisfaction since 2005 and are committed to continuous improvement. This award exemplifies our commitment to quality patient care and compels us to work harder. We continue to seek opportunities for even higher standards of excellence for our staff and our patients,” remarked Daren Relph, CEO of Wayne County Hospital.

Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for 25 years, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality, increase market share and optimize reimbursement. Press Ganey works with clients from across the continuum of care – hospitals, medical practices, home health agencies and other providers – including 50% of all U.S. hospitals. The company’s databases are the largest in the industry, and allow facilities nationwide to benchmark their results against peer organizations.

In keeping with their mission of continuous improvement, Wayne County Hospital recently completed the installation of an automated medication dispensing system and the introduction of their new eICU monitoring unit. Focused on enhancing patient safety and improved outcomes, Wayne County Hospital remains committed to sustained customer service excellence.   This modern 25-bed acute care, critical access hospital offers inpatient and outpatient care for south central Iowa and northern Missouri.  Wayne County Hospital offers 24-hour Emergency Services, Dialysis, Digital Imaging, Obstetrics, Orthopedics, Inpatient and Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Services, and General Surgery, with highly specialized services offered through the Specialty Clinic.  For more information please call 641-872-2260