Last updated: July 15. 2014 11:21PM - 1269 Views
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Photo courtesy Kettering Health NetworkGreene Memorial Hospital in Xenia
Photo courtesy Kettering Health NetworkGreene Memorial Hospital in Xenia
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XENIA — U.S. News & World Report has ranked Greene Memorial Hospital among the best hospitals in its 2014-15 Best Hospital rankings. The hospital is ranked #32 in Ohio and is recognized among the best in the Dayton metro area and the Ohio River Valley region. The publication has recognized the hospital as high performing in gastroenterology and GI surgery.

U.S. News and World Report has put out the Best Hospitals rankings for 25 years, recognizing the hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“It’s exciting to see that a small hospital can still be recognized for doing good work,” said Greene Memorial Hospital Director of Nursing Mendy Williams. “I think it’s exciting for our community that they don’t have to go to a bigger facility but know that they can get excellent care here locally. So many times people think that going to a small facility they won’t get the same care, but [the ranking] just proves that you can get the same or better care here.”

Williams said that Greene Memorial follows evidence practice to ensure they’re delivering the safest care. For example, Williams said the hospital uses chlorhexidine wipes – which have been proven to decrease the risk of infections – prior to surgeries.

Williams said the hospital has very engaged surgeons and staff.

“Every month we get together we look at our processes,” she said. “I think just because we are small we work well together and … our surgeons have ownership.”

For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just three percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned a national ranking in even one specialty.

“We are ecstatic to be recognized this way,” said GMH/Soin Senior Vice President Terry Burns. “Our physicians, nurses and staff strive every day to provide exceptional care to all our patients, and I am glad that their outstanding work is being acknowledged.”

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