HSHS St. Francis Hospital announced it has been named a 2019 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for clinical quality by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance for over twenty various quality metrics.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally-recognized symbol of achievement in health care. Presented annually, the award honors clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of one year.

"Congratulations to HSHS St. Francis Hospital for receiving the Guardian of Excellence Award,” said Patrick T. Ryan, Executive Chairman of Press Ganey. “This honor reflects their unwavering commitment to improving the safety, quality, and experience of care. Their hard work and dedication are inspiring, and we are proud to partner with them on our shared mission to reduce patient suffering.”

Jim Timpe, president/CEO at St. Francis, stated “This award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding, and improving the delivery of care.”

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HSHS Illinois
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