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Six Banner Health hospitals named top performers


Platte County Memorial Hospital ranks among top quarter of hospitals
WHEATLAND, 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 Platte County Memorial 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.

Platte County Memorial Hospital was ranked in the top quartile for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction.

“Our staff and physicians are showing that they consistently provide top-notch quality care to address all of our patients’ needs,” said Shelby Nelson, chief executive officer of Platte County Memorial Hospital.

Platte County Memorial Hospital has received two other designations this year for quality and performance. In September, the hospital earned the Hospital Quality Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health during the Wyoming Hospital Association convention. In addition, the hospital was named a HealthStrongTM Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the United States by iVantage Health in March.

In addition to PCMH, 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, Community Hospital in Torrington, WY, and Page Hospital in Page, AZ.

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About Platte County Memorial Hospital
Platte County Memorial Hospital has provided medical excellence to the residents of Platte County since 1955. The hospital offers Emergency care, inpatient services, cardiopulmonary care, inpatient and ambulatory surgery, laboratory, medical imaging and women’s care. For more information, visit

About Banner Health
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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