Star Valley Medical Center has been recognized as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for 2013 by the National Rural Health Association.
The National Rural Health Association compares the nation’s 1,400 Critical Access Hospitals in the areas of finance, quality, patient satisfaction, market competitiveness and value.
Star Valley Medical Center was named as a top 100 hospital in March by Ivantage Health Analytics.
“I have to admit that I was somewhat surprised” said Charlie Button, CEO of Star Valley Medical Center. “There are a lot of good hospitals in the nation and to be ranked in the top 1.4 percent is amazing. You would have to drive by 70 hospitals to get to another hospital ranked in the top 20. This is truly a reflection of the great providers and staff that we have at Star Valley Medical Center.”
In addition to the top 20 ranking, the Star Valley Medical Center has received the Women’s Choice Award for 2014 from WomenCertified, Inc. Star Valley Medical Center is one of 241 hospitals in the U.S. to be presented with the Women’s Choice Award.
Awarded facilities were evaluated through national and regional initiatives based on emergency department performance.
Star Valley Medical Center was selected “based on measures women feel are most important in emergency care.”
“I am very proud of our staff for achieving this award,” Button said. “Improvements in the ER have been a focus this last year and the hospital is seeing exceptional patient satisfaction scores.”
According to Button, while being awarded top 20 status and receiving the Women’s Choice Award are tremendous achievements, they do not mean that the medical center can stop improving.
“The hospital is pleased for the recognitions but is also on the path of further improvements,” he said. “Our goal is to be the number one hospital in the nation because we want that for the community.”