Big Bend Regional Medical Center Receives National Quality Award
Big Bend Regional Medical Center (BBRMC) was chosen as one of the top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States for quality by the National Rural Health Association (NHRA) in Kansas City, Missouri.
The announcement was made on September 28th during a recognition ceremony at the NHRA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference. Brock Slabach, NHRA Senior Vice President, said, “In this era of transparency and accountability, NHRA is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these hospitals.”
The NHRA gave awards in three categories, quality, patient perspective and financial stability. Only two hospitals in Texas received the quality award, BBRMC in Alpine and Seton Edgar B. Davis in Luling.
Michael Ellis, Chief Executive Officer of BBRMC, said, “Recognition from the NHRA is validation that we are doing the right things with the right people for the right purpose.” Ellis goes on to say, “Quality is not exclusive to size or location; we work hard every day to help ensure that our community is provided quality care without the need for travel.”
In addition to the NHRA award, Big Bend Regional Medical Center was one of 405 hospitals nationwide who were recently awarded the Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission last year for quality in their pneumonia and surgical care areas based on aggregate data reported to the Joint Commission.
For more information about quality at BBRMC visit our website at www.BigBendHealthcare.com. For more information on the NHRA you may go to www.ruralhealthweb.org .