June 1, 2016

Huggins Hospital recognized for Quality

Huggins Hospital named Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for Quality

Huggins Hospital was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for QUALITY in the country. The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Huggins Hospital, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™.

As Huggins Hospital continues to find ways to improve the health of its patients and community, quality care is at the forefront.

“This quality award is based on performance of timely and effective care measures from Medicare for the inpatient treatment of heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care,” said Huggins Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer John Boornazian, MD. “This can only happen through the excellent care and efforts of our medical and nursing staff together with all the employees at Huggins Hospital.”

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospital “winners” for Quality are those hospitals who have achieved success in quality clinical performance. This group was selected from iVantage’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list, released earlier this year. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association.

Huggins Hospital leadership recognizes the continuous work involved in providing such high quality care to the community.

“The Huggins Hospital Board of Trustees and Leadership Team are committed to promoting quality as a priority for Huggins. The employees work diligently to ensure high quality care is available to all, right here, in our hometown,” said Cecile Chase, Huggins Trustee and Chair of the Board’s Quality Care and Service Excellence Committee.  “We are delighted to be named in the Top 20.”

“Huggins Hospital is proud to be a Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for Quality out of all the Critical Access Hospitals in the country,” said Huggins Hospital’s Interim President & CEO Jeremy Roberge. “We reached this phenomenal achievement through the efforts of our employees and medical staff who have contributed their expertise and dedication to our hospital. Our results as a top hospital in quality means our community can count on us to deliver the high quality services they need now and in the future.”