Barton Hospital 2014 achievements |

Barton Hospital 2014 achievements

Tribune staff report

Barton Health executives presented a short report listing some of it’s achievements during 2014, including a “Top Performer” recognition.

“At times, the future seemed uncertain with the unpredictable roll out of the Affordable Care Act and the lighter winter season. Fortunately, we have persevered and several noteworthy accomplishments stand out,” a Barton Hospital statement detailed.

The highlights included an increased level of healthcare access to uninsured and underinsured community members through the Barton Community Health Center.

As mentioned, it also included the recognition as a “Top Performer” for key quality measures by the Joint Commission, a nonprofit and tax-exempt 501 organization that accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs. The recognition was awarded to 1,200 hospitals around the country.

Furthermore, the statement highlighted a heightening of the patient experience by expanding and adding improvement measures. Additionally, it included the expansion of access to care by providing urology services for men, women, and children.

“All of this would not be possible without the efforts of our employees and their dedication to providing high quality care for our community,” the statement read. “We appreciate their hard work and look forward to another successful year in 2015.”

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