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Lawrence County Memorial Hospital Awarded TOP 10 Critical Access Hospital Patient Care Award by Illi

5/21/2024
Lawrence County Memorial Hospital today announced that the hospital has been recognized by the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) as a 2024 Neighbors Helping Neighbor Award recipient. ICAHN recognized Lawrence County Memorial Hospital for outstanding performance Top 10 Critical Access Hospital Patient Satisfaction Award.
 
 
Lawrenceville, Il May 21, 2024 Lawrence County Memorial Hospital today announced that the hospital has been recognized by the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) as a 2024 Neighbors Helping Neighbor Award recipient. ICAHN recognized Lawrence County Memorial Hospital for outstanding performance Top 10 Critical Access Hospital Patient Satisfaction Award.

“Our remarkable team of healthcare professionals at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital consistently goes above and beyond to provide exceptional patient care. From our compassionate physicians and nurses, our friendly and helpful receptionists to our dedicated surgery center, therapy, lab, radiology staff, environmental services, dietary, and maintenance, everyone plays a crucial role in ensuring our patients receive the best possible treatment.

Their commitment to excellence extends beyond medical expertise. It’s about creating a warm and supportive environment where patients feel heard, respected, and cared for. Our emergency department staff works tirelessly to address urgent needs promptly, and their compassion shines through even during the most challenging moments.

This ICAHN Top 10 Critical Access Hospital Patient Satisfaction award is a testament to our team’s unwavering dedication. It reflects the countless hours they spend at the bedside, the late nights, and the genuine concern they have for each patient’s well-being. Our team’s collaborative spirit and tireless efforts make this recognition possible.

To our healthcare heroes: Thank you for your selflessness, your empathy, and your commitment to making a difference in the lives of those we serve. You are the heart and soul of Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, and we are very proud of your achievements!" – Keith Miller, CEO Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.
 
This is the first year that ICAHN has recognized its member hospitals for their yearlong work and dedication during National Hospital Week. The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Awards recognized fourteen outstanding small, rural hospitals based on quality, operational, and financial performance.

ICAHN’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Awards are based upon the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX©. Now in its 14th year, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Featuring a methodology utilizing publicly available data, the INDEX is leveraged nationwide by rural hospitals, health systems with rural affiliates, hospital associations, and state offices of rural health to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

Winners were announced on Friday, May 17, 2024, by ICAHN Board President, Karissa Turner, Wabash General Hospital CEO, during a virtual recognition ceremony.

“Across the state of Illinois, our rural hospitals work diligently each day to provide quality healthcare to the communities they serve,” said Pat Schou, Executive Director, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network. “We are thrilled to be able to introduce the Neighbors Helping Neighbors award program, and recognize these facilities, their leadership teams, and their staff for their commitment and dedication.”

ICAHN plans to make this an annual award to be able to recognize the important role that Illinois critical access and small, rural hospitals have in their local communities.

ICAHN is a network of 60 small, rural hospitals dedicated to strengthening the operations of its member hospitals through collaboration. The organization is composed of Illinois hospitals who have earned critical access hospital designation by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is recognized nationally for its work with rural healthcare, administering several state, federal, and private healthcare programs.

About Lawrence County Memorial Hospital
Since 1950, Lawrence County Memorial Hospital has provided compassionate, high-quality health care to the residents of Lawrence County. We are proud to continue this tradition of service while keeping up with new technologies and best clinical practices. By combining our passion to help others with progressive leadership, our team can offer specialty care and procedures generally found in larger cities right here in Lawrence County. 
 
 
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For more details about the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX, please call Billy Balfour at wbalfour@chartis.com.
 
 
 
 
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