PIMC Recognized for Excellence in Rural Health


Here’s a note that Peace Island Medical Center would like to share with you…

PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center in Friday Harbor has received recognition for overall excellence in all four hospital performance categories assessed by the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH), using data from public data sources. This recognition places the hospital in the top quartile of all acute care hospitals in the nation for performance in the areas evaluated.

Among the 39 rural hospitals in the State of Washington, PeaceHealth Peace Island is one of seven to be recognized for excellence in quality, one of 14 for excellence in outcomes, one of 10 for excellence in patient satisfaction, and one of six for excellence in financial strength.

“I’m very pleased the hospital has received this recognition. It’s a testament to our caregivers’ hard work and their dedication to excellent patient care and service, as well as a reflection of our commitment to the health of the community,” said Jim Barnhart, chief administrative officer for PeaceHealth Peace Island.

Rural hospitals in Washington provide essential health care services to 15 percent of the population in more than 70 percent of the state’s area. PeaceHealth Peace Island is the only hospital in San Juan County, serving nearly 16,000 residents.

Indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care were collected from public data and then aggregated for NOSORH by iVantage Health Analytics, a business analytic and advisory services company.

Posted on November 19, 2015 at 5:40 am by

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