Prmc Earns Recognition For Excellence


Payson Regional Medical Center scored as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation in a study done by an independent medical consulting group.

Payson Regional Medical Center scored as one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation in a study done by an independent medical consulting group. |

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Payson Regional Medical Center recently received recognition as an outstanding rural hospital from two different sources.

Becker’s Hospital Review ranked PRMC among its 100 Great Community Hospitals for 2013 and Healthgrades gave it a five-star rating for critical care of patients with respiratory failure and sepsis.

“To be recognized with these awards is a testament to the outstanding work and commitment of our dedicated health team and the doctors in Rim Country,” said Chris Wolf, chief executive officer of PRMC. “The community can feel confident in PRMC as a well-managed top hospital with superior patient outcomes.”

The Becker recognition is based on rankings and awards from a variety of sources. In the case of PRMC, the sources were the Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thompson Reuters) and The Joint Commission and Healthgrades.

PRMC has been on Truven’s list of 100 Top Hospitals four times: most recently this year and also in 2010, 2009 and 2006.

PRMC is one of only two Arizona hospitals meeting the criteria for the 2013 Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals award.

In a news release, Becker’s said, “The selected hospitals have worked with limited resources to continually provide the quality of care and the experience patients expect.”

Becker’s Hospital Review is among the leading hospital magazines for hospital business news and analysis for hospital and health system executives.

Healthgrades is a comprehensive online resource to help compare, select and connect with a doctor or hospital. It compiles information about clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety and health conditions.

Its Critical Care Excellence Award recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes for treating four life-threatening conditions: pulmonary embolism, respiratory system failure, sepsis and diabetic acidosis and coma.

It ranks hospitals with a one- to five-star scale, with five defined as “better than expected.”

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