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Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond Receives 2015 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award

November 20, 2015

Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond is pleased to announce it has been named a 2015 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in Patient Experience.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement in health care. Presented annually, the award honors clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of one year. 

According to Amy McDaniel, CEO, the award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience. 

“Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond is proud of the efforts of its providers and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said McDaniel.  “Our success stems from the focus we put on our employees and supporting them in ways that create a positive experience with the patients we treat.”

"We are proud to partner with Iowa Specialty Hospital,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “This award is a testament to the organization’s leadership in delivering patient-centered care. By achieving and sustaining this level of excellence, Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond demonstrates their commitment to advancing the overall quality of health care.” 

Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond, is an 18-bed critical access hospital serving the residents of rural north central Iowa.  Iowa Specialty Hospital has state-of-the-art technology with services not often found in a rural facility.  Such services include: weight loss surgery, general surgery, ENT services, nursing services, family practice, ER, radiology, laboratory, rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary, and a wide array of specialty services. To find out more about Iowa Specialty Hospital, visit


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