Hospital wins patient awards

WRIGHT COUNTY – For the third consecutive year, Iowa Specialty Hospital has received more awards for patient satisfaction than any other hospital in the nation. Awarded with seven Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Awards, Iowa Specialty Hospital leads the country in excellent patient care.

The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that have remained in the 95th percentile for patient satisfaction, physician engagement, and clinical quality performance during each of the reporting periods throughout the year.

“With both our Belmond and Clarion campuses contributing to our total award count once again, Iowa Specialty Hospital has truly distinguished itself,” said Amy McDaniel, chief executive officer of Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond.

Iowa Specialty Hospital-Clarion ranked at or above the 95th percentile in the Press Ganey database in the areas of ambulatory surgery, emergency department and medical practice, while Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond reached the same level of recognition for its inpatient, emergency department, medical practice and outpatient services.

“We’re honored to have been recognized with this outstanding distinction once again this year,” Steve Simonin, chief executive officer of Iowa Specialty Hospital-Clarion said. “It is a testament to the commitment and dedication of our employees, who provide exceptional healthcare to each and every patient every day.”

Iowa Specialty Hospital employs more than 500 employees and 30 specialists between its two campuses. Iowa Specialty Hospital is affiliated with University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.