Awards & Distinctions

Recognition for Dedicated Care

Patients are at the center of everything we do at Community Memorial Hospital. The focus on Patient Experience has resulted in the hospital being awarded national recognition for placing in the Top 5% of hospitals nationwide, as measured by patient satisfaction surveys administered by hospital consulting firm Press Ganey. The 2019 and 2020 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence was awarded to CMH Emergency Room Services.

Recognition for patient experience and satisfaction, as well as patient safety, is evidence that our best practices in health care are appreciated and noticed by patients. CMH employees regularly celebrate our success and work hard to improve upon practices and procedures to maintain high standards for patient care.

It's all about how we make patients feel when they're in our care – they're not an appointment, not a number or a "next," but a real person whose needs we anticipate and are delighted when we exceed their expectations.

Award To About
2020 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital – NRHA National Rural Health Association (NRHA) – Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health based on results of the Hospital Strength Index and its eight indices of performance.
2020, 2019, Guardian of Excellence Press Ganey – Press Ganey Emergency Room Services Patient Experience Top 5% in the Nation
2016 Patient Safety Award Iowa Healthcare Collaborative – Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Reducing Hospital Acquired Conditions Patient Safety Experience recognition
2018 Excellence in Person and Family Engagement – CMS CMH Medical Clinic Recognition Strengthening Person and Family Engagement as Partners Recognition
Iowa Hospital Heroes Award Various team members Individual accolades from the Iowa Hospital Association
100 Great Iowa Nurses Various team members Individual recognition