Published on October 19, 2012

Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt A Top Critical Access Hospital

Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt has earned more national recognition for quality of care.

GMC, DeWitt has been ranked as one of the top 59 critical access hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association.

Critical Access Hospitals achieving outstanding success in one of three key areas of performance -- quality index, patient perspective index, financial stability index -- were ranked in the top 59.

GMC, DeWitt was recognized for quality index. The quality index is a rating of hospital performance based on care measures of Hospital Compare.  Hospital Compare provides data and compares 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals across the country for quality of care.

"Recognitions like this are a reflection of the commitment to patients made every day by our medical staff and every employee,'' said Curt Coleman, administrator, Genesis Medical Center, DeWitt.

National recognition for quality and patient service is not new for GMC, DeWitt.

Last year, the hospital’s Emergency Department earned national recognition as a 2011 Summit Award winner for outstanding patient service. The award by Press Ganey Associates recognized facilities that have sustained the highest level of patient satisfaction in the nation – in the top 5 percent -- for three or more consecutive years. More than 700 hospitals in the U.S. were considered.

GMC, DeWitt also won Summit Awards in 2006 and 2010.

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