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Guardian of Excellence 2023 Awarded to Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Sauk Prairie Healthcare announced today that it has been named a 2023 Human Experience (HX) Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey, the global leader in healthcare experience solutions and services. This award is part of Press Ganey’s annual ranking of the top hospitals and health systems in the country, according to performance in patient experience.

As a winner of the Press Ganey HX Guardian of Excellence Award®, Sauk Prairie Healthcare is in the top 5 percent of healthcare providers in delivering patient experience in the last year. Press Ganey works with more than 41,000 healthcare facilities in its mission to reduce patient suffering and enhance caregiver resilience to improve the overall safety, quality, and experience of care.

“In prioritizing the well-being of both their patients and dedicated staff on a daily basis, Sauk Prairie Healthcare exemplifies dedication to their workforce and the communities they impact,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO and chairman at Press Ganey. “We applaud Sauk Prairie Healthcare’s compassion, empathetic approach, and the genuine human connections they forge within the clinical healthcare landscape. It’s a privilege for us to collaborate with them as we applaud their remarkable accomplishments.”

“The Guardian of Excellence Award is a testament to how committed our team is to our patients,” said Shawn Lerch, CEO of Sauk Prairie Healthcare. “All of our team members play a crucial role in providing the very best care to our patients and communities. I am proud to see their hard work recognized with this award for the 11th year in a row.”