Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

August 2, 2013

Hospital recognized with award

The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — Margaret Mary Health has been named one of the 2013 top “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the United States by Becker Hospital Review. This is the second year in a row it has received this distinguished award, reports Becky Walter, MMH communications specialist.

This designation, according to the award criteria, recognizes high-performing hospitals for clinical excellence, community involvement and other efforts to improve community health. Margaret Mary is one of the smallest hospitals in the U.S. to make the national list and one of only three hospitals in Indiana.

Recipients are selected by an independent third-party and are based on objective data, recognitions and rankings provided by a variety of industry sources, including Vantage Health Analytics, Thomson Reuters, HealthGrades and American Nurses Credentialing Center. All selected community hospitals have fewer than 550 patient beds and have minimal teaching programs. Hospitals do not apply for the award and cannot pay to be included on the list.

“Of course, we are proud of our awards, but our greatest satisfaction is helping our patients and the community get well and stay well,” said Dr. Tim Putnam, MMH president and chief executive officer. “The community’s trust and support are the best recognition we can receive.”