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Parkview recognized nationally

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2011

Once again, Parkview Huntington Hospital has been recognized nationally for providing excellent care. Following its recent recognition in 2010 by Thomson-Reuters as a 100 Top Hospital, this year it has been named one of the 65 Great Community Hospitals by the bimonthly magazine Becker’s Hospital Review.

All 65 hospitals include fewer than 550 patient beds. At 36 beds, Parkview Huntington is the smallest of the 65 hospitals recognized. The media release sent from ASC Communications to Parkview Huntington Hospital reads:

“This 36-bed hospital may be small in size, but it offers a range of services to the communities in Huntington County. Parkview Huntington has 203 physicians on its medical staff, but the hospital campus also includes the Physicians Specialty Clinic of Parkview Huntington, which is comprised of various specialists from nearby communities who see patients on a regular basis. The hospital … has also set aside 10 percent of its net income to fund community health initiatives. Its Vaccination Initiative Pneumonia (VIP) program increased the rate of pneumonia vaccines by 18 percent for adults age 65 and older in Huntington County.”

“To be recognized nationally as one of the 65 Great Community Hospitals in the nation by Becker’s Hospital Review is truly an honor,” said Darlene Garrett, Parkview Huntington Hospital chief operating officer. “This follows our previous recognition by Thomson-Reuters as a 100 Top Hospital in the nation in 2010, and speaks to the professionalism and dedication of each and every co-worker at Parkview Huntington Hospital.”

A number of strong, reputable hospitals were considered for the list. The list of 65 Great Community Hospitals involved a lengthy review process, starting with a master list based on other national rankings of hospitals. The list is essentially a “list of lists,” which highlights institutions that consistently appear on other lists in the industry.

Other rankings considered in the review process include:

* U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals
* Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals
* HealthGrades awards
* Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Additional research is conducted into each hospital and industry experts are queried, whose opinions and knowledge are valued as to which hospitals should receive recognition as one of the best in the country. With these national rankings and reviews, a final comprehensive evaluation is conducted into the credentials of the hospitals to make the selections.

Becker’s Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication of ASC Communications. It offers business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems, hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision makers. ASC Communications is the leading source of business and legal information for hospital and health system leaders, owners and operators of ambulatory surgery centers and leaders of orthopedic and spine practices.