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PHH honored among 100 Community Hospitals

Posted: Friday, October 11, 2019

Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 100 Great Community Hospitals in 2019. The list of selected hospitals was announced by Becker’s Healthcare in the September 2019 issue of Becker’s Hospital Review. This is the fifth consecutive year that PHH has received this recognition.

The 100 Great Community Hospitals list includes independent community hospitals as well as facilities affiliated with large health systems. Some hospitals serve expansive rural areas, while others care for small communities outside of large cities. Many of the hospitals have been recognized for their clinical and operational excellence and economic impact on the surrounding areas. For the listing, a “community hospital” was considered to be a facility with 550 or fewer beds.

“We are so pleased that Becker’s Hospital Review continues to take note of the high-quality care and ongoing expansion of capabilities that we offer the Huntington County community,” said Juli Johnson, president, PHH. “Our team is proud that, as a 36-bed hospital and part of the Parkview Health family, we can provide area residents with the best possible combination of outstanding, personalized healthcare close to home, work and family, and access to highly specialized services and protocols through Parkview’s affiliation with industry leaders such as the Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Network and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.”

PHH was one of four Indiana hospitals to make the list. Others selected were located in New Castle, Jasper and Shelbyville.

Among other 2019 recognitions, Parkview Huntington Hospital has received The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals honors, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for the second year, and has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare for the second year (17th in the nation). In addition, the hospital has been honored as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by IBM Watson Health™ five out of the past six years.

In July, the hospital received a nearly $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – through the Health Resources and Services Administration – to create a family medicine rural residency program.

Becker’s Hospital Review also cited PHH’s addition of the Parkview Center for Wound Healing and the expansion of the Holly D. Sale Rehab and Wellness Center as noteworthy.

“We are continually evaluating community needs,” said Johnson, “and determining how we can help address them. For instance, our huge range of rehab therapies continues to expand, as do our telehealth services. We’re always looking for ways we can efficiently and effectively enhance our care for patients. They are at the heart of everything we do.”