Iowa Specialty Hospital

Press Ganey 2018 Pinnacle of Excellence Award Received for Patient Experience

January 4, 2019

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is pleased to announce it has been named a 2018 Pinnacle of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Pinnacle of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing clients from health care organizations nationwide on the basis of extraordinary achievement and consistently high levels of excellence for at least three years in Patient Experience. Iowa Specialty Hospital achieved this for its inpatient services.

The Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award is a highly regarded symbol of achievement in the health care industry. The award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience. 

“We’re proud to be recognized once again by Press Ganey,” said Steve Simonin, Iowa Specialty Hospital President & CEO. “Our patients are the main focus in all we do, and that is reciprocated through this acknowledgement. When patients complete a follow-up survey, good or bad, we use those comments to improve or change our practices for future experiences. In essence, this award is from our patients.”

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics, located in north central Iowa with campuses in Belmond and Clarion, has outreach clinics in Boone, Clear Lake, Fort Dodge, Hampton, Webster City and West Des Moines. 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.

Press Ganey pioneered the health care performance improvement movement more than 30 years ago. Today, Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enable enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform built on a foundation of data security, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience and workforce engagement. The company works with more than 33,000 health care facilities in its mission to reduce patient suffering and enhance caregiver resilience to improve the overall safety, quality and experience of care.

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