Huggins receives 4th national award this year
Huggins Hospital has once again been recognized on the national stage as a leading critical access hospital. Following recent awards for quality, performance and employee satisfaction, Huggins Hospital has most recently been named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know for 2016.
“We are honored to be recognized, once again, for our efforts to continuously enhance our quality and services,” said Interim President & CEO Jeremy Roberge. “We hope these recognitions and awards will help our community feel comforted by the fact that their local hospital is here to provide them with the quality care they need and deserve.”
This recognition comes only months after Huggins Hospital received three other national awards — National Best and Brightest Company to Work For by the National Association for Business Resources, 2016 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics and Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for QUALITY by the National Rural Health Association.
Critical access hospitals must have no more than 25 inpatient beds, have an annual average length of stay of no more than 96 hours for acute care, offer 24/7 emergency care and be located at least a 35-mile drive away from any other hospital.
According to Becker’s Hospital Review, a well-respected business and legal news organization, the critical access hospitals on the list “meet all of those requirements but also go the extra mile for their patients.”
Huggins Hospital was chosen out of 1,332 certified critical access hospitals across the country. To choose the 50 hospitals on this list, the Becker's team examined rankings and awards from several respected organizations, including iVantage Health Analytics, Healthgrades, the National Rural Health Association, Truven Health Analytics, Women's Choice Award and the Leapfrog Group.