July/August 2007

Hospitals Honored for “Excellence Through Insight”


Several Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals were recognized by HealthStream Research with Excellence Through Insight awards for 2006. The awards recognize hospitals that excel in the ability to gain insight into their patients, employees, physicians and communities through research, and to use that information to build organizational excellence. HealthStream Research (formerly The Jackson Organization) is Catholic Health Initiatives’ provider of patient, employee and physician satisfaction measurement. Catholic Health Initiatives congratulates all of the award-winning hospitals. HealthStream Research will present the Excellence Through Insight awards at the Creating Excellence in Healthcare Conference, October 21-23 in Nashville, Tenn. 2006 Excellence Through Insight Awards for Catholic health Initiatives Hospitals: Overall Physician Satisfaction Most Improved St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, Kan. Overall Employee Satisfaction and Engagement Medium Hospitals (250–999 employees) Marymount Medical Center, London, Ky. St. Joseph’s Area Health Services, Park Rapids, Minn. Large Hospitals (more than 1,000 employees) Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, Neb. Highest Community Perception of Quality Rural Hospitals Mercy Regional Medical Center, Durango, Colo. Overall Emergency Department Satisfaction Small Hospitals (less than 100 beds) Lisbon Area Health Services, Lisbon, N.D. Large Hospitals (250 or more beds) Saint Joseph HealthCare, Lexington, Ky. Overall Outpatient Satisfaction Most Improved St. Joseph Memorial Hospital, Larned, Kan. Small Hospitals (less than 100 beds) Memorial North Park Hospital, Hixson, Tenn. Medium Hospitals (100-249 beds) St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood, Wash. Large Hospitals (250 or more beds) St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson, Md. Overall Inpatient Satisfaction Small Hospitals (less than 100 beds) St. Joseph’s Area Health Services, Park Rapids, Minn. Medium Hospitals (100-249 beds) St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls, Minn. Large Hospitals (250 or more beds) Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn. St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. Unit-Specific Awards Inpatient-Cardiology Saint Joseph HealthCare, Lexington, Ky. Inpatient-Medical St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. Inpatient-Oncology Saint Joseph HealthCare, Lexington, Ky. Inpatient-Orthopedics Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln, Neb. Inpatient-Pediatrics Good Samaritan Health Systems, Kearney, Neb. Inpatient-Telemetry Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tenn. Outpatient-Oncology Good Samaritan Health Systems, Kearney, Neb. St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo. Outpatient-Radiology/Imaging Memorial North Park Hospital, Hixson, Tenn. Outpatient-Rehabilitation Saint Joseph Berea, Berea, Ky.