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Memorial Hospital Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience AwardTM

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Memorial Hospital Achieves Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience AwardTM

Memorial Hospital among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for patient experience

On May 14th, it was announced that Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center achieved the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. This distinction recognizes Memorial Hospital as being among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for patient experience, according to Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Memorial Hospital is one of only three hospitals in Indiana to achieve the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award (Top 5%) for 12 years in a row.

Healthgrades evaluated 3,449 hospitals that submitted at least 100 patient experience surveys to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), covering admissions from January 2017 through December 2017, to identify hospital performance.  Of those hospitals evaluated, 434 hospitals outperformed their peers—based on their patients’ responses—to achieve this distinction. 

Healthgrades evaluated hospital performance by applying a scoring methodology to nine patient experience measures, using data collected from a 32-question experience survey from 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 physician and nurse communication. The measures also include whether a patient would recommend the hospital to friends or family. 

“These awards are driven directly by patients’ feedback, giving them a voice in helping to improve the hospital experience while also helping other consumers make more informed healthcare decisions,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “We’re proud to recognize the hospitals around the country that receive the Outstanding Patient Experience Award for their commitment to providing exceptional patient experiences and always striving to put the patient first.”

For more information, view Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies.