Prmc Named In Nation's 100 Top Hospitals

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Payson Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by Solucient.

The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence in clinical outcomes, patient safety, financial performance, efficiency, and growth in patient volume.

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A few of the 300 full-time staff members of Payson Regional Medical Center stand outside the entrance. Front row, left to right, Georgia Stratton, volunteer Anita Wright, Kim Sleeper, Felisa Pelto, Sheri Kovar, Nina Boegman, Margaret Weaver, volunteer Pat Johnson and Janice Disbrow. Back row, left to right, Diane Frederick-Bedsworth, Larry Rosberg, Lynn Sommars, Joan Williams, Richard Moreno and CEO Chris Wolf.

"This achievement reflects the hard work of the hospitals board, medical staff, employees and volunteers whose mission each day is to provide quality care and greater value to our patients and the communities we serve," said Chris Wolf, PRMC chief executive officer.

The 100 Top Hospitals splits the 2,900 hospitals in the country into five categories: Large teaching hospitals, teaching hospitals, large community hospitals; medium community hospitals and small community hospitals.

Of the 2,900 hospitals reviewed, PRMC was in the top 100 nationwide and of the 965 small hospitals, it was in the top 20, Wolf said.

Payson Regional is the only Arizona hospital recognized in the 2006 Small Community Hospitals category and is one of four Arizona hospitals recognized overall for 2006 performance. PRMC, a 44-bed acute care hospital, offers 22 specialties and a comprehensive portfolio of medical and surgical services. Visit the PRMC Web site at www.paysonhospital.com for more information.

The other Arizona hospitals in the rankings were University Medical Center of Tucson, which placed among the top large teaching hospitals; Paradise Valley Hospital of Phoenix and Arrowhead Hospital of Glendale, which both were recognized as top medium community hospitals.

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