Flaget Memorial Hospital named one of United States’ 65 Great Community Hospitals
Flaget Memorial Hospital was recently named one of the United States’ 65 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review.
To compile this list, the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team analyzed and reviewed data from numerous sources, including U.S. News & World Report magazine, American Nurses Credentialing Center, and Thomson Reuters, to identify remarkable hospitals. For inclusion on this list, hospitals needed to have fewer than 550 patient beds and minimal teaching programs.
The top 65 hospitals selected annually by Becker’s Hospital Review, a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems, were recognized as high-performing leaders in patient care, clinical quality and community outreach.
Flaget Memorial was one of only four Kentucky hospitals named to the list.
In recent years, Flaget Memorial has received several national recognitions for its quality of care. Those include designation as a Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital in the nation for the fifth time. The facility was also designated a CareScience Select Practice National Quality Leader in Pneumonia Care in 2006, won Society of Chest Pain Centers Accreditation in 2008, was named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky in 2009, and was one of seven Saint Joseph Health System hospitals to be recognized for service excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Program. This distinction acknowledges a strong commitment by these hospitals to provide an outstanding patient experience.
“These recognitions are meaningful, because they reflect how our patients feel about the care we provide them,” said Flaget President Sue Downs. “They demonstrate a strong, ongoing commitment by our nurses, physicians and entire staff to provide person-centered care – treating patients and their families with dignity and respect and partnering with them to achieve the best outcomes.”