“This recognition represents another external validation of what Sauk Prairie Memorial is all about,” said Jill Baxter, SPMHC’s Acute Care/ICU director. “We take great pride in making sure each patient is able to involve family members in the care process.”
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) survey of “Hospital Patient’s Experiences” was utilized to identify top performing hospitals among more than 850 healthcare facilities in the NRC Picker database. Data includes patient feedback on inpatient (medical, surgical and obstetrical care), outpatient, outpatient surgery and emergency department services. Each hospital organization or healthcare service was analyzed on sustaining an overall or category-specific quality score among the top 10 facilities/services for a minimum of a 12 month period beginning July 1, 2007 through June 31, 2008.
In addition to earning top honors in the category of “Involvement of Family & Friends,” SPMHC consistently ranks in the top 10 percent in “Overall Rating” and “Willingness to Recommend the Facility to Family and Friends.”