National Research Corporation’s Path to Excellence Award - Fifth Consecutive Year - PIH Health

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Published on September 12, 2014

PIH Health Earns National Research Corporation’s Path to Excellence Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

PIH Health continues to prove its commitment to the community and the patients they serve by earning the prestigious National Research Corporation’s Path to Excellence award for the fifth consecutive year. PIH Health Whittier Hospital was recognized at the 20th Annual NRC Picker Patient-Centered Care Symposium in San Diego on Sunday, September 7.

The Path to Excellence award recognizes healthcare organizations for their dedication to improving the patient experience. PIH Health was selected from National Research Corporation’s extensive database of members ranging from small, specialty hospitals to large multi-hospital systems. PIH Health was recognized as a top performer in the category of hospitals with 300-plus beds when patients were asked the question “How would you rate this hospital?”

“We are pleased to be among a select group of healthcare innovators dedicated to improving the patient experience, said Judy Pugach, vice president, Enterprise Quality, Patient Safety, Accreditation and Licensing at PIH Health. “By partnering with the National Research Corporation and utilizing its measurement and quality improvement solutions, we have been able to implement changes and make the necessary adjustments to improve patient care.”

Since PIH Health first opened its doors in 1959, it has been dedicated to serving the community through innovation and by providing compassionate and high-quality healthcare.

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