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Memorial Hospital Recognized For Outstanding Patient Experience

Jasper (Local Sources) – Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center announced today that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award(tm).

This distinction recognizes Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center among the top 15% of hospitals nationwide, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.

This is the 10th straight year Memorial Hospital has received this award designation.

Healthgrades evaluated 3,489 hospitals that submitted at least 100 patient experience surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from April 2015 – March 2016 in order to identify hospital performance in this area.

“Knowing this distinction comes from the very people we serve is truly humbling,” stated E. Kyle Bennett, President and CEO of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.  “Our mission is to be for others through compassion, quality, and excellence. We work each day with this mission in mind and strive to continually improve our processes of care for our patients.”

Healthgrades evaluated performance by applying a scoring methodology to 10 patient experience measures, using data collected from a 32-question patient experience survey of the hospital’s own patients. The survey questions focus on patients’ perspectives of their care in the hospital. The topics of these questions ranged from cleanliness and noise levels in patient rooms to factors such as pain management and responsiveness to patients’ needs. The measures also include whether a patient would recommend the hospital to friends or family.

In order to be recognized by Healthgrades, hospitals must meet eligibility requirements for consideration, which in addition to number of survey responses, includes clinical performance thresholds. Nationally 2941 hospitals met those
requirements with 443 hospitals outperforming their peers, based on their patients’ responses in order to achieve this distinction. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s performance places them among the top 5% in the nation.

“Patient experience and satisfaction metrics resonate with consumers as they evaluate hospitals and select where they want to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades.  “We commend those hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for their commitment to delivering superior care experiences to patients during a hospital stay.”

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