Harrison Memorial Hospital Receives 2018 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award for

Harrison Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce it has been named a 2018 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in Clinical Quality.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement in health care. Presented annually, the award honors clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of one year. The Guardian of Excellence Award honors top facilities for patient experience, employee engagement or clinical quality. HMH was honored with the award for clinical quality.
The clinical quality award is based on clinical measures from the heart failure, immunization, pneumonia, postnatal care, surgical infection prevention, stroke and venous thromboembolism measure sets from 2015. Clients are recognized for performing in the 95th percentile on the overall composite for a minimum of ten cases for at least five of the measures listed above. The measures are set by federal government and The Joint Commission.

"We are proud to partner with Harrison Memorial Hospital to support their mission to provide safe, high-quality, patient-centered care.” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “They are truly dedicated to delivering exceptional care in the communities they serve, and their commitment to capturing and acting on patient experience feedback is a very powerful demonstration of this.”

More than 5,000 healthcare facilities were eligible for these awards. HMH has been chosen for the third consecutive year for the Guardian of Excellence Award in Clinical Quality. In addition, HMH was one of only fifteen hospitals to receive the clinical quality award. Also, HMH was the only hospital in Kentucky to be given the Guardian of Excellence Award. The awards were presented to HMH at the 2018 Press Ganey Conference in Orlando, Florida on November 12.

“The award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience,” says Sheila Currans, HMH Chief Executive Officer. “It validates the practices and programs that we have in place to ensure high quality care for the patient.  I am especially proud of  achieving the guardian of excellence award recognition for the third consecutive year. The award represents a sustaining commitment to  the quality of care provided to those we serve.”

About Press Ganey
Press Ganey pioneered the health care performance improvement movement more than 30 years ago. Today, Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enable enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform built on a foundation of data security, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience and workforce engagement. The company works with more than 33,000 health care facilities in its mission to reduce patient suffering and enhance caregiver resilience to improve the overall safety, quality and experience of care.
About Harrison Memorial Hospital
Harrison Memorial Hospital, located in Cynthiana, Kentucky, is a community-owned, not-for-profit, independent, 61-bed hospital that was established in 1906.  It offers a full range of services and an exceptional staff.  HMH more than 400 outstanding employees, in addition to a 18-member active physician staff and more than 100 physicians on consulting staff.  Harrison Memorial is considered by its peers as a progressive entity in rural health.