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UHD Garners National Awards
Posted: 12-28-2011 4:29PM

Everyone at some point in their life has to see a doctor and access medical services. It may be due to a sore throat that just doesn’t seem to get better or for a complex medical condition such as diabetes. As healthcare consumers, and patients, we want to know that the care we are receiving is the highest quality and is provided in a caring, compassionate manner. Fortunately, United Hospital District patients have some pretty strong assurances that the care they receive at UHD is “best in the nation”.

United Hospital District has received significant recognition recently surrounding the quality of care, satisfaction of its patients, and operational effectiveness. In September, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) announced that UHD is among the top 100 performing Critical Access Hospitals in the nation. This designation was determined by the Hospital Strength Index, which incorporates 56 different measures of performance to help identify hospitals that are best prepared for success under the healthcare reform measures.

Also in September, UHD received an Excellence in Patient Care and Culture Award from the Studer Group, one of the most recognized patient safety, quality improvement, and patient satisfaction-consulting firms in the healthcare industry. The Excellence in Patient Care and Culture award in the small and rural healthcare category was awarded to UHD for demonstrating outstanding performance in patient care and achieving a very high level of performance on quality metrics that all hospitals in the nation are required to measure and report to the federal government.

UHD is committed to making healthcare better by working to create great places for employees to work, physicians to practice medicine, and patients to receive care. Thankfully UHD’s hard work and dedication to achieving this commitment, and the results they have achieved, ensure that UHD’s patients are getting some of the best care anywhere in the nation. 

UHD—Best in the Nation designation, and Award Winning Care. For more information on UHD’s excellent quality performance, or to compare UHD’s performance to any other hospital, visit www.hospitalcompare.hhs.gov.


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