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Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond Named Among the Quietest Hospitals

June 7, 2016

Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond has been named among the top 53 hospitals in the nation with the quietest rooms, according to Becker’s Healthcare. This announcement was released through Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality publication.

Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond received this distinction based on 88 percent of its patients reporting the area around their room was "always" quiet at night on their HCAHPS surveys from July 2014 through June 2015 (the most recent data available). The national average is 62 percent.

“We are honored to be named among the best patient-rated hospitals in the nation,” said Amy McDaniel, CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond. “Patient feedback allows us to continue to improve the care we provide to our patients.   Such recognition showcases our dedication to quality care and patient satisfaction.”

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) provide a standardized survey for the collection and measuring of patients’ perspectives on their hospital care. Prior to HCAHPS, a uniformed measurement for collecting this patient data for an accurate comparison did not exist. The HCAHPS survey is now a national standard for measurement and assists hospitals with improvements for customer service and quality-related activities.

Becker’s Healthcare is a leading source of cutting edge business and legal information for the healthcare industry. It provides guidance and analysis on infection control, quality, patient safety, and accreditation issues to hospital leaders through Becker’s Infection Control & Clinical Quality publication. 

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