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Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics Receives 2022 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for Patient Experience

January 27, 2023

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is pleased to announce it has been named a 2022 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.  

The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above for performance in Patient Experience.  Iowa Specialty Hospital achieved this for patient experience connected with its inpatient service line.

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.

“By putting their patients and workforce first each and every day, Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is demonstrating their unwavering commitment to their employees and to the communities they serve,” said Patrick T. Ryan, chairman and chief executive officer, Press Ganey. “The caregivers at Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics have inspired us with the compassion, empathy and human connection they bring to the clinical healthcare setting. We are honored to partner with them as we celebrate their achievement.”

According to Steve Simonin, Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics President and CEO, the award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding, and improving the patient experience.

“We are always excited and honored to be able to be recognized for the care we provide our patients,” said Simonin.  “For me – the greatest honor is to be able to work with some of the best, most incredible people in healthcare.  Their goal is to always provide the best care possible.  Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics staff is dedicated to treating each and every patient and family with compassion and love.”

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics, located in north central Iowa with campuses in Belmond and Clarion, has outreach clinics in Ames, Boone, Clear Lake, Des Moines, Fort Dodge, Garner, Hampton, Rockwell, and Webster City. Their services include: orthopedics, bariatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, pain management, family medicine, radiology, nursing (inpatient), ER, laboratory, rehab therapy, cardiopulmonary, pharmacy, and a wide array of specialty services. Visit for more information.

About Press Ganey
Press Ganey, the leading Human Experience (HX) healthcare performance improvement company, offers an integrated suite of solutions that address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience and workforce engagement. The company 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. Press Ganey is a PG Forsta company.

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