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Big Island hospital ranks tops in Hawaii, top ten percent in nation

WAIMEA, Big Island (KHNL) - North Hawaii Community Hospital was ranked the number one hospital in Hawaii and the top ten percent in the nation among all hospitals reporting in the 2007 Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey.

According to survey, NHCH was among the top five percent of hospitals in the entire United States that patients would recommend. 

Patients were nearly twice as likely to recommend North Hawaii Community Hospital over other island facilities.

"These outstanding results reflect the great work our employees and physicians are doing for our patients," said Ronald Vigus, interim CEO.  "It is a clear indication that we are fulfilling our mission which is to improve the health status of the people of North Hawaii by improving access to care and providing high quality services at a reasonable cost."

In each of the ten survey questions, NHCH outranked all other reporting hospitals in Hawaii and outranked the average of all reporting hospitals in the U.S. by at least 16 percentile points.

The survey asks a random sample of recently discharged patients about important aspects of their hospital experience including hospital cleanliness, quietness, staff responsiveness and communication with doctors and nurses.

 

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