December 1, 2015, Willmar, MN — Willmar Regional Cancer Center is pleased to announce it has been named a 2015 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in Patient Experience.
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.
According to Amy Mugge, Director of Willmar Regional Cancer Center, “Our staff’s commitment to patient care impacts each patient’s experience through a difficult time. Because of them, patients are able to receive quality cancer care right in their own community. This award represents an important recognition from the industry’s leader in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience.”
“We are proud to partner with Willmar Regional Cancer Center,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “This award is a testament to the organization’s leadership in delivering of patient-centered care. By achieving and sustaining this level of excellence, Organization demonstrates their commitment to reducing patient suffering and advancing the overall quality of health care.”
About Press Ganey Associates, Inc. Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for nearly 30 years, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high-performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality, increase market share and optimize reimbursement. Press Ganey works with clients from across the continuum of care – hospitals, medical practices, home care agencies and other providers – including 50 percent of all U.S. hospitals. For more information, visit www.pressganey.com.