St. Joseph Memorial Hospital Wins Honors

January 17th, 2013

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital is proud to announce that it is one of only five hospitals in the country to receive prestigious “Best Place to Practice” honors from Press Ganey Associates, Inc. in 2012. It's the second such national recognition in as many years for the Murphysboro, Illinois, hospital.

The Best Place to Practice Award is reserved for hospitals who have reached and sustained the 95th percentile on their physician partnership surveys. High partnership scores indicate physicians are strongly aligned with the hospital’s goals of delivering efficient, effective care.

Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care facilities, including more than half of all U.S. hospitals, to measure and improve the patient experience.

“We are proud to partner with St. Joseph Memorial Hospital,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “Achieving this level of excellence in physician satisfaction and engagement reflects the organization’s commitment to delivering outstanding service and quality. St. Joseph's efforts benefit patients in southern Illinois and will directly improve the patient experience.”

Members of the St. Joseph Memorial hospital staff accepted the “Best Place to Practice” honor on behalf of their peers. Pictured from left to right are: Karen Henderson, Melissa Lightfoot, Press Ganey CEO Pat Ryan, Cyndi Roberts and Donna Crawshaw