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Critical Access top 20 in nation includes HMH

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High honors were announced last week for Howard Memorial Hospital.

The hospital was recently named one of nation’s top 20 ‘critical access’ hospitals for overall performance.

HMH was the only Arkansas hospital selected for the honor which is given by the National Rural health Association. The formal presentation of the award will be in September in Kansas City at the association’s annual conference.

The top 20 critical access hospitals have achieved success in overall performance based on a composite rating for several criteria including quality of care and financial management.

Specifically, the award is based on a quality index and a rating by patients for the quality of care.

Debra Wright, HMH CEO, said that the hospital  was proud of the efforts of physicians and the hospital staff. “Our results as a top overall performer means the communities we serve can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future.”

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