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GCMH honored as most recommended by patients; Top 100 best places to work in healthcare by staff

October 28, 2012
Reinbeck Courier

Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) is among the nation's top critical access hospitals, according to information compiled from patient surveys and reported by the National Rural Hospital Association (NRHA).

Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) that achieved success in select performance areas were announced at a Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City recently.

GCMH was singled out as the hospital whose patients were most likely to recommend the hospital to family and friends. The GCMH scores for 'patient perspective' means it is ranked first out of more than 1,300 critical access hospitals nationwide.

"This recognition is further proof that our staff cares for our patients like they would care for their own family," remarks Pam Delagardelle, CEO. "When a patient says he or she would recommend our health care services to a friend, neighbor, or family member, it is the ultimate compliment."

A total of fifty-nine critical access hospitals from across the nation were recognized by the NRHA. Among them are four other Iowa critical access hospitals, in Corning, Audubon, Missouri Valley, and DeWitt.

Another national award came from Modern Healthcare, who names Grundy County Memorial Hospital to its 2012 Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. This award honors healthcare organizations on a national level that have successfully built workplace excellence and enabled employees to perform at their optimal level.

This award is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the employees who completed an extensive survey on workplace culture and employee satisfaction. GCMH employees are honored to provide for the healthcare needs of patients who utilize and appreciate services close to home.

This is the second consecutive year that GCMH was named to the Modern Healthcare's Top 100 Best Places to Work. In 2012, GCMH was ranked #36 in the list, moving up from #63 in 2011.

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