Franklin, TN. January 31, 2012. Three hospitals affiliated with Capella Healthcare have been named 2012 Excellence through lnsight award recipients by HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM), a leading provider of learning and research solutions for healthcare industry. A formal presentation of the awards will be made during HealthStream’s annual customer Summit on March 8, 2012 in Nashville. Only six percent of the 625 medical entities who utilize HealthStream will receive an award in 2012.
Capella hospitals being honored include:
- Muskogee Regional Medical Center, Muskogee, OK, for “Most Improved Overall Physician Satisfaction” in the large hospital category
- National Park Medical Center in Hot Springs, AR, for “Most Improved Overall Outpatient Satisfaction” in the medium hospital category
- Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center, in Russellville, AR, for “Most Improved Overall Physician Satisfaction” in the medium hospital category
Each hospital received its specific recognition because of a commitment to excellence. The hospitals were chosen for their ability to excel in gaining insight into their constituents through research, and for using that information to build excellence within their organizations. To qualify for an award, a hospital must have been a client of HealthStream in 2011 and conducted a minimum number of surveys.
“We are extraordinarily proud of these hospitals’ achievements,” said Michael Wiechart, Chief Operating Officer of Capella Healthcare. “Their leadership and staff members are committed to providing the highest quality of care along with outstanding customer service. These awards are tangible evidence that they are achieving results, above and beyond the industry averages.”
Wiechart has also been invited to participate in the HealthStream Summit as a panel speaker to showcase strategies and best practices that have accelerated its hospitals’ accomplishments in the areas of quality care and constituency satisfaction.
HealthStream’s Chief Executive Officer, Robert A. Frist, Jr., said, “We applaud these Capella hospitals’ high level commitment to excellence in healthcare – and we are pleased to recognize their achievement through our presentation of Excellence through Insight Awards.”
HealthStream (NASDAQ: HSTM) is a leading provider of learning and research solutions for the healthcare industry, transforming insight into action to deliver outcomes-based results for healthcare organizations. Through its research products, healthcare executives gain valuable insight about patients’ experiences, workforce challenges, physician relations, and community perceptions of their services. Through HealthStream’s learning solutions—which are used by approximately 2.7 million hospital-based healthcare professionals—healthcare organizations create safer environments for patients, increase clinical competencies of its workforce, and facilitate the rapid transfer of the latest knowledge and technologies. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, HealthStream has an additional office in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information about HealthStream’s learning and research solutions, visit www.healthstream.com or call us at 800-933-9293.
About Capella Healthcare
Capella Healthcare partners with communities to build strong local healthcare systems that are known for quality patient care. Based in Franklin, Tenn., Capella owns and/or operates 14 general acute-care hospitals in seven states. With the philosophy that all healthcare is local, Capella collaborates with each hospital’s medical staff, board and community leadership to take care to the next level. The company has access to significant leadership and financial resources, investing in its family of hospitals to strengthen and expand services and facilities.