PAGE, Ariz. (Feb. 25, 2013) –Page Hospital has been recognized for demonstrated excellence in leadership and innovation in the area of quality patient care.
According to the National Rural Health Resource Center, Page Hospital has demonstrated its leadership and innovation among the nation’s rural hospitals. The National Rural Health Resource Center works in cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration and the Office of Rural Health Policy.
“Page Hospital is well-managed, provides high quality patient-centered care, and operates in a unique rural environment,” the association said in a written announcement about the recognition.
In 2002, Page Hospital was one of Arizona’s first hospitals to receive critical access hospital designation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.
Public reporting to the CMS Hospital Compare program, participation in the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project, and demonstrated excellence in quality initiatives with documented outcomes has provided evidence to the high-level of care at Page Hospital.
Among the data reported, Page provides information on pneumonia, heart failure, surgical care and patient satisfaction scores. The hospital is accredited through The Joint Commission, and quality outcomes and operational performance rates high compared to peers.
Page Hospital is a quality hospital providing excellent patient care by excellent people, said Chief Executive Officer Sandy Haryasz.
“Last year was an outstanding year for Page Hospital,” she continued. “We offered new services, won national quality recognition, passed The Joint Commission accreditation with flying colors, opened Banner Health Clinic, and upgraded technology. Consistently Page Hospital performs well with the Banner Health strategic initiatives and 2012 was no different.”
About Page Hospital
Page Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital that serves Northern Arizona. Built in 1958, the hospital provides a range of medical services that include emergency services, surgery, medical imaging, obstetrics, cardiopulmonary, acute care and rehabilitation. It is part of Banner Health, a nonprofit hospital and healthcare system that covers seven states and is based in Phoenix.
Located five hours north of Phoenix, five hours east of Las Vegas, and adjacent to the Navajo Nation, the hospital was founded to serve workers who built the Glen Canyon Dam. Page Hospital’s service area includes the city of Page with about 7,500 residents, and surrounding frontier regions: north into Utah, east into the Navajo Nation, and south to Flagstaff. To the west is the Grand Canyon, and the hospital is an essential part of the region’s healthcare safety net for more than 3 million tourists.