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AMMC Home Health Agency Receives 2014 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award

Shay Willis November 13, 2014

Arkansas Methodist Medical Center is proud to announce it has been named a 2014 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing facilities that consistently achieve the 95th percentile of performance in Patient Experience in Home Health.


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


Press Ganey is the nation’s leading healthcare performance improvement company and partners with more than 11,000 healthcare facilities, including more than half of all U.S. hospitals, to reduce suffering and improve the patient experience.


“We are proud to partner with AMMC,” said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. “The award is a testament to the organization’s commitment to deliver more patient-centered care. By achieving and sustaining this level of excellence, AMMC is benefiting patients and helping advance the quality of healthcare.”

According to AMMC President/CEO Barry Davis, “Receiving this award validates the commitment Arkansas Methodist Medical Center’s Home Health staff has to the patients they care for every day in the area we serve in Northeast Arkansas.”


Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for nearly 30 years, Press Ganey partners with more than 11,000 healthcare organizations worldwide to create and sustain high-performing organizations and ultimately improve the overall healthcare 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 more than 50% of all U.S. hospitals. For more information, visit