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Six Banner Health hospitals named top performers


Community Hospital ranks among top quarter of hospitals
TORRINGTON, WY (Nov. 21, 2013) – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health highlighted the accomplishment of Community Hospital being named a HealthStrong™ Award winner by iVantage Health Analytics.

The awards are based on a national ratings program that ranks 4,400 general acute care hospitals including the 1,300 critical access hospitals. iVantage Health evaluates 56 different performance metrics in areas of competitiveness and market strength, quality of care, patient satisfaction and financial strength. They were announced at the annual meeting of National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health in October.
Community Hospital was ranked in the top quartile for Excellence in Quality and in Patient Outcomes.

“We are proud of the efforts of our physicians and staff who contributed to our hospital achieving this designation. On the heels of another quality award, this shows the consistency of our staff being able to provide the best care for all patients who visit our facility,” said Vince DiFranco, chief executive officer of Community Hospital.

In September, the hospital earned the Hospital Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health during the Wyoming Hospital Association convention.
In addition to Community Hospital, five other Banner Health facilities were named HealthStrong™ Award winners: East Morgan County Hospital in Brush, CO, Washakie Medical Center in Worland, WY, Ogallala Community Hospital in Ogallala, NE, Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, WY, and Page Hospital in Page, AZ.

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Community Hospital in Torrington, WY, is operated by Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit healthcare systems with 24 hospitals in seven states. Community Hospital was constructed on its current site in 1977 and offers obstetrics, general surgery, oncology, inpatient and outpatient diagnostics, community wellness and Emergency care. For more information, visit

Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system manages 24 acute-care hospitals, the Banner Health Network and Banner Medical Group, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit

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