Press release from Margaret Mary Community Hospital
Margaret Mary Community Hospital
(Batesville, Ind.) - Margaret Mary Community Hospital has been named one of the top “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the United States by Becker Hospital Review.
This designation, according to the award criteria, recognizes high-performing hospitals, like Margaret Mary, for clinical excellence, community involvement and other efforts to improve community health. Margaret Mary is one of the smallest hospitals to make the 2012 national list and one of only six hospitals in Indiana.
“Being named a top community hospital in the nation by an independent third party validates our commitment to quality care and positive patient outcomes,” said Dr. Tim Putnam, hospital president and CEO. “This recognition demonstrates a collaborative effort of our staff, physicians, volunteers and board members working together to provide exceptional care and services to our community.”
Recipients of the “100 Great Community Hospitals” award are selected based on objective data, recognitions and rankings provided by a variety of industry sources including iVantage Health Analytics, Thomson Reuters, HealthGrades and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. All selected community hospitals have fewer than 550 patient beds and have minimal teaching programs. Hospitals do not apply for the award and cannot pay to be included on the list.
“Community hospitals are an essential component to the healthcare continuum,” added Putnam. “All of us associated with Margaret Mary are proud to have served our area for 80 years and we remain dedicated to positively impacting the health of our communities.”
Margaret Mary Community Hospital is a diversified, acute care hospital founded in 1932 by the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis. The hospital offers a wide scope of inpatient and outpatient services including oncology, home care and hospice, rehabilitation, maternity, emergency and minor care, and occupational medicine. For more information, visit www.mmch.org.