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St. Anthony Regional Hospital Honored Among Nation's Top Hospitals

Wednesday, 16 September 2009
CARROLL, Iowa, September 15, 2009— St. Anthony Regional Hospital has been recognized with a 2009-2010 Hospital Value Index™: Best in Value™ Award, as a result of the study conducted by Data Advantage, LLC, the nation’s leader in measuring healthcare value. St. Anthony ranked among the top tier of all hospitals nationwide, achieving high marks in quality, affordability and efficiency and patient satisfaction.

Specifically, the Hospital Value Index™ recognized St. Anthony for:
•Best in Value™: Superior Patient Satisfaction Merit Award
•Hospital Value Index: Top 100 Hospital™
•Hospital Value Index: Best in Region™
•Hospital Value Index: Best in State™

St. Anthony’s rankings came in at 75th nationally over all for Best in Value™; Top 100 on Patient Satisfaction; 11th in the region for Best in Value™; and 6th in Iowa for Best in Value™.

"We are proud of this honor at St. Anthony as it reinforces our commitment to providing quality care affordably," said Gary Riedmann, Hospital President. “Our physicians, nurses and staff work each day to make our hospital the leader in quality care, and these awards stand as a testament to their dedication and achievement of their goals.”

The Hospital Value Index™ is the first and only performance indicator to focus on the value hospitals provide to their community and utilizes the latest publicly available data, including Hospital Compare from July 2009, to recognize these accomplishments.

“Value is increasingly important to patients and consumers who decide which hospital they will access for care,” said Hal Andrews, CEO of Data Advantage. “The Hospital Value Index™ is the first award to recognize those hospitals providing exceptional value of care to their communities, and St. Anthony has achieved great results.”

The Hospital Value Index™ pulled data from approximately 4,500 general acute-care hospitals, serving approximately 30.1 million consumers. It defines a hospital’s “value” by its success in four critical areas:
•Quality, including CMS’s Core Measures, patient safety and readmission rates;
•Efficiency, including the relative measure of the cost to the hospital for providing services
•Affordability, a relative comparison of prices charged for inpatient and outpatient services; and
•Patient satisfaction as measured by HCAHPS.
The full Hospital Value Index™ study and list of findings can be found at

St. Anthony provides access to physicians in many specialties, state-of-the-art equipment and up-to-date treatment procedures for patients coming from across west central Iowa. Cost-effective care is provided in an atmosphere which reflects the institution’s Franciscan heritage, and the values of the healing ministry of Christ, quality, patient/customer satisfaction, integrity, and high performance standards. Emphasis is placed on serving our patients, rehabilitation, education and wellness, while recognizing an individual’s physical, spiritual, and psychosocial needs.

About Data Advantage, LLC
Data Advantage, LLC is a privately held healthcare information company that specializes in providing the healthcare and business communities with objective and comprehensive data solutions. The company has aggregated and compiled a warehouse of the most insightful information about healthcare utilization and maintains comprehensive benchmark data about the financial, operational and clinical performance of the U.S. hospital industry. For more information, visit or call 866-996-3282.

Last updated ( Monday, 18 January 2010 )

St. Anthony Regional Hospital & Nursing Home
311 S. Clark
Carroll, IA 51401