Becker’s names Wyoming Medical Center one of its ‘100 Great Community Hospitals 2015'
By Kristy Bleizeffer Jun 25, 2015
Becker’s editorial team selected hospitals based on quality, service to their communities and other safety and performance measures. They also used various rankings and awards including those from iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades and CareChex. Hospitals cannot pay for inclusion on this list.
Wyoming Medical Center was just one of two Wyoming hospitals included in this year's honorees.
“This list recognizes hospital quality and safety programs, things we’ve been working on many years,” said Vickie Diamond, president and CEO of Wyoming Medical Center. “We work hard every day to be better in the care we deliver. I am happy to see our medical staff and employees so honored, and I am proud of the great care they provide our community.”
Listed hospitals have fewer than 550 beds, and many are in rural areas. “Whether independent or part of a larger health system, the following hospitals have continually worked to provide the quality of care and the experience patients deserve and expect,” Becker’s wrote in the introduction.
About Wyoming Medical Center, Becker’s said: “Nonprofit Wyoming Medical Center has 217 beds and 233 providers on staff, and is considerably larger than when it was founded in 1911 with just 35 beds. Its campus today has more than 969,000 square feet of space covering four city blocks. Healthgrades bestowed its General Surgery Excellence Award to the hospital in 2015.”
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