(Breese, IL) – HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese is pleased to announce it has been named a 2017 Pinnacle of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey. The Press Ganey Pinnacle of Excellence Award in Patient Experience recognizes top-performing clients from health care organizations nationwide on the basis of extraordinary achievement and consistently high levels of excellence for at least three years in patient experience scores for inpatient services. St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese was also named a Guardian of Excellence Award winner for patient experience scores in Ambulatory Surgery
"We are proud to partner with St. Joseph’s Breese,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “These awards are a testament of their determination to reduce patient suffering and deliver more patient-centered care. HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital is transforming the industry standard with their continued focus on providing high-quality care to Clinton County and surrounding communities.”
This is the fourth year in a row St. Joseph’s has received the top (Pinnacle, formerly Beacon) honor, as well as various Guardian awards.
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s approach to patient care and patient experience embodies the belief that every life is a sacred gift and every human being is a unity of body, mind and spirit. The medical staff members, colleagues, and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese foster healing, serve with compassion, and promote wellness for all people, providing safe, high quality, cost-effective and compassionate health care using industry best practices.

According to hospital President and CEO Chris Klay, the award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding, and improving the patient experience. He credits physicians, colleagues, and volunteers, as well as the patients who chose St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese as their health care provider for this exceptional recognition.
 “Responsible and dedicated people working together truly make the difference,” stated Klay. “Our communities appreciate having a nationally-recognized hospital, and they support us in our endeavors. Our colleagues, physicians and leadership team go above and beyond to demonstrate the Hospital Sisters Health System’s Core Values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy. These awards from Press Ganey demonstrate our commitment to providing top tier patient care and experience to those who come through our doors.”
Press Ganey also presented a 2017 Guardian of Excellence Award to HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Highland for Patient Experience.
About Press Ganey
Press Ganey is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. With more than 30 years of experience, Press Ganey is recognized as a pioneer and thought leader in patient experience measurement and performance improvement solutions. Our mission is to help health care organizations reduce patient and caregiver suffering while improving the safety, quality and experience of care. For more information, visit www.pressganey.com.

Media Contact

Ashley Gramann

Manager, Communications
HSHS Illinois
Office: (618) 526-5439

Latest News

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

 April 16, 2021

Learn how to spot the signs.


Collaboration to assess Clinton County's health needs to begin

 April 13, 2021

HSHS St. Joseph's Breese and Clinton County Health Department collaborate on project to assess Clinton County health needs.


Clinton County Rural Health Clinic expansion complete

 April 8, 2021

Pediatricians transitioning to new facility April 12