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LEWISBURG – Evangelical Community Hospital knows how to treat patients. The Lewisburg hospital was awarded with the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the fifth consecutive year.
Hospital president and CEO Michael O’Keefe congratulated every physician, nurse, staff member and volunteer who put patients first. “We received this award based on feedback by our patients; this is nothing we applied for. The patients have spoken and have said that from the beginning to the end, you make the different,” O’Keefe told employees Tuesday.
Krista McNally has been with Evangelical Community Hospital since 1989 and accepted the Healthgrades award on the hospital’s behalf. “I am so proud. It has not surprised me one bit that we have received this award for five straight years. Patient satisfaction is what we do. It is so important.”
Healthgrades is a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. The Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award covers many categories and reflects patients’ perception of all of the interactions that take place while receiving care in the hospital. (Sara Bartlett)