Tomah Memorial Hospital has been named among the top 20 critical access hospitals in the United States for overall performance. The National Rural Health Association recently announced the rankings which measured facilities on quality, patient perspective and financial stability. Tomah Memorial Chief Executive Officer Phil Stuart said the recognition is humbling but a credit to hospital staff. “I think it’s a testament to the staff and physicians that work here that provide excellent work for excellent value,” said Stuart. “That’s what these kind of awards mean. Again, that’s reflective of our organization and the people that work here.” More than thirteen-hundred hospitals across the U-S are critical access facilities. Tomah Memorial has been a critical access hospital since 2001. The program was created by the 1997 federal Balanced Budget Act to assure Medicare beneficiaries access to health care services in rural areas.  

 

Contributed by Eric Prise