Ransom Memorial Health 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 quality within health care. Presented annually, the award honors clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5 percent of all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of a year.

Consistent inpatient and outpatient quality measures as well as Value Based Purchasing (Pay for Performance) data assisted RMH in achieving this award, Press Ganey officials said.

“We are proud to partner with Ransom Memorial Hospital to support their mission to provide safe, high-quality, patient-centered care.” Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey, said. “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.”

Matt Heyn, President/CEO of Ransom Memorial Health, said the award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding and improving quality and patient experience.

“The high scores that RMH continues to receive for our quality is a testament to the level of remarkable care we provide. We are incredibly proud of this award and salute our team for their hard work,” he said.

Dorothy Rice, director of quality, trauma & education at RMH, said the hospital staff continues to make patients care their top priority.

“Ransom Memorial Health physicians and staff continue to rise to the healthcare challenges while providing remarkable care for our patients,” she said. “This excellence in quality award is a testament to the work our leadership, physicians and staff do day in and day out caring for our patients and community. I could not be prouder to work with such an awesome group of people who provide high quality care from the heart.”