Iowa Specialty Hospital

Iowa Specialty Hospital Receives Top Award & Accreditation

January 26, 2017

Guardian Excellence Award

Iowa Specialty Hospital is excited to announce that we have been named a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey and that we have also received accreditation from DNV GL Healthcare throughout 2019.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in healthcare. Presented annually, the award honors top-performing healthcare organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in Patient Experience and Employee Engagement. Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond has been the recipient of this award for three years in a row.

Accredited Critical Access AwardBoth our Belmond and Clarion hospitals received the DNV GL accreditation in 2013 and recently achieved successful completion again for another three years. Achieving this accreditation affirms Iowa Specialty Hospital meets or exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV GL’s accreditation program is the only one to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, the world’s most-trusted quality management system.

“The awards represent an important recognition from the industry leaders in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience,” states Amy McDaniel, CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospital.

“Iowa Specialty Hospital is proud of the efforts of its providers and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving these designations,” said McDaniel. “Our success stems from the focus we put on the patient experience and supporting our team in creating a positive experience with the patients we treat.”

At Iowa Specialty Hospital, we strive to make every patient experience the best. To ensure we continue to do that, please fill out the patient surveys sent our after services, which help us improve your healthcare and experience at Iowa Specialty Hospital and Clinics.

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