Blanchard Valley Hospital has again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by a national healthcare industry organization.
In addition to bragging rights, it’s confirmation that the hospital is doing things the right way, being recognized for the fourth time since 2005.
“[A place on] this list is very coveted, and people in our industry take this seriously,” said Scott Malaney, Blanchard Valley Health System’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “They don’t tell us where we are in that list of 100 hospitals, but it tells us our level of improvement puts us in that top group.”
Hospitals across the country were assessed by Truven Health Analytics in a number of areas, including survival rates, readmission rates, length of hospital stays and operating profit margins. More than 3,000 hospitals were evaluated. Blanchard Valley Hospital had previously been named to the list in 2005, 2011 and 2015.
“It doesn’t mean we are perfect, but compared to the rest of the country we’re among the very best and it’s very rewarding,” said Malaney.