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Area hospital honored for patient satisfaction, workplace culture

October 20, 2013
Reinbeck Courier

Grundy County Memorial Hospital (GCMH) is one of the country's Top 20 Most Recommended Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), according to recognition received from the National Rural Health Association at its critical access hospital conference in Austin, Texas.

The award marks the second year in a row that GCMH has been named to the Top 20 list, based on surveys returned by patients who say they would 'highly recommend' the hospital services of GCMH to a friend or family member. Survey information from more than 1,300 critical access hospitals was reviewed for the award, and the Grundy County hospital was one of only two Iowa hospitals among the Top 20 'Most Recommended.'

The National Rural Health Association is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans, and providing leadership on health issues specific to rural communities.

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The GCMH Long Term Care was honored with an Excellence in the Workplace award from Leading Age Iowa, an advocacy group of aging services. From left, Long Term Care employees: Kim Graham, Kristy Johnson, Diane Morey, Mindy Schmidt, Amber Elsberry, Heather Smith, Paula Grieves, and Stacy Beachler, are pictured with LTC Director, Linda Larson, right.
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The Long Term Care facility of the hospital also received recognition recently, as the recipient of an Excellence in the Workplace Award from Leading Age Iowa. The award was accepted by Long Term Care director Linda Larson and several staff members, in recognition of the long term care center's effectiveness in fostering and advancing a healthy workplace culture.

Larson says the Leading Age award demonstrates that the Long Term Care facility's commitment to invest in its staff and workplace environment is appreciated by employees and is reflected in the delivery of quality care for their fifty-four residents.

Leading Age Iowa is an advocacy group for the health care services offered to aging Iowans, and it recognizes innovation in aging services and excellence in the workplace annually.

For more information on Grundy County Memorial Hospital services, please contact GCMH at 319-824-5421 or visit at



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