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Published on June 26, 2013

LMH named to 100 Great Community Hospitals list

 

Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) has received another national honor. This week LMH was named one of the ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ in the United States by Becker’s Hospital Review; the only hospital in Kansas on the 2013 list. LMH was recognized for its demonstrated commitment to the health of the community through clinical excellence, community involvement and various other efforts. LMH was compared to other hospitals in the nation with fewer than 550 beds and minimal teaching programs.

 

The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected the community hospitals based on reviews and analyses of hospital information, recognition and rankings from a variety of industry sources, including Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), iVantage Health Analytics, HealthGrades and The Joint Commission. Organizations cannot pay for inclusion on the list. In announcing the top 100 community hospitals, Becker’s stated, “Whether independent or part of a larger health system, the hospitals have worked with limited resources to continually provide the quality of care and the experience patients expect.”

 

LMH President and CEO Gene Meyer said, “Being named one of the 100 Great Community Hospitals is another honor we are proud to share with the community we serve. This is a true testament to the quality-driven, patient-focused health care our talented and committed team of physicians, clinicians and support staff strives to deliver to our patients.”

 

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About Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) is a 173-bed not-for-profit health care provider serving a regional market in northeast Kansas. Supported by 1,300 associates and 250 physicians, we are dedicated to the health of our community, and it shows in our physician expertise, advanced technology and high standards of clinical excellence. Regularly recognized for quality and service, LMH has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics for 2013. In 2012 LMH was recognized as one of the nation’s “Most Wired” Hospitals, Best Companies to Work For by Ingram’s Magazine, Top Performer on Key Quality Measures™ by The Joint Commission, and earned an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group.

 

Better Health

Walktober® is a national walking campaign designed to boost walking and thus overall fitness. The goal is to get 150 minutes a week of physical activity. Aynsley Anderson, RN, Community Education Coordinator and LMH Walktober organizer states "October is an ideal time to start or renew a walking program; the temperatures are moderate and the colors spectacular. Join us! Get out and walk!"

 

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