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Community Hospital Receives Excellence in Healthcare Awards

June 29, 2016

Joe M. Inguanzo, Ph.D., President and CEO of PRC presents Community Hospital employees awards at the 2016 Excellence in Healthcare Conference in Miami, Florida, May 18-21. Accepting awards on behalf of Community Hospital were Kristi Huff, RN; Bailey Lauer, RN; Tamara Kolbet, RN and Misti Soderlund, RN.

McCook, Nebraska–Community Hospital was recently recognized and received 14 awards for Top Performer, 5-Star and 4-Star for Patient Experience and Employee Engagement by national healthcare research leader Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC). The hospital was honored with the awards during the 2016 Excellence in Healthcare Conference in Miami, Florida, May 18-21. Six Community Hospital employees attended the conference and received the awards.

2016 Patient Perception Awards for Community Hospital

  • Patient –Inpatient Medical Services Overall Quality of Care-5-Star
  • Patient –Inpatient Services Overall Quality of Care-4-Star
  • Patient –Outpatient Services Lab and Radiology-4-Star

2016 Employee Perception Awards for Community Hospital

  • Employee - Employee Engagement-Award of Distinction
  • Employee - Training and Professional Development-Top Performer
  • Employee - Total Compensation Package-Top Performer
  • Employee - Senior Leadership-5-Star
  • Employee - As a Place to Work-5-Star
  • Employee – Fairness-4-Star
  • Employee - Teamwork Within Department-4-Star
  • Employee – Communication-4-Star
  • Employee – Empowerment-4-Star
  • Employee - Patient Care-4-Star
  • Employee - Teamwork Between Departments-4-Star

The Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognize organizations and individuals who achieve excellence throughout the year by improving patient experiences, healthcare employee engagement and/or physician alignment and engagement based on surveys of their patients, employees and physicians.

“It is an honor to recognize Community Hospital with these Excellence in Healthcare Awards for their deserving work,” said Joe M. Inguanzo, Ph.D., President and CEO of PRC. “It takes true dedication and determination to achieve this level of excellence in healthcare and Community Hospital has shown their commitment to making their hospital a better place to work and a better place for patients to be treated.”

The Excellence in Healthcare Conference has brought together hundreds of healthcare leaders to celebrate their work to transform the patient experience. With a shared focus on excellence and a commitment to improve the performance of healthcare organizations, PRC & The Institute for Healthcare Excellence (IHE) teamed up to recognize the outstanding award recipients at the 2016 Excellence in Healthcare Conference.

“We are so pleased with the results of our patient and employees surveys,” said Jim Ulrich, Community Hospital President and CEO. “If we want to be the employer of choice in the region as well as widely recognized as the regional leader in excellent healthcare services, we must strive for and achieve top decile results from our perception surveys as well as maintain those results for both patient and employee satisfaction,” he added.

To learn more about the 2016 Excellence in Healthcare Awards, including eligibility and criteria, visit

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