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Iowa Specialty Hospital Receives High Honors

Iowa Weight Loss Specialists is excited to announce that our partner hospital, Iowa Specialty Hospital, has been named a 2016 Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey and has received credentialing from DNV GL Healthcare through 2019.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in health care. Presented annually, the award honors top-performing healthcare organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience and employee engagement. Iowa Specialty Hospital in Belmond has been the recipient of this award for three years in a row.

Iowa Specialty Hospital has also received the DNV GL accreditation for another three years. Achieving this accreditation affirms Iowa Specialty Hospital meets or exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. DNV GL’s accreditation program is the only one to integrate the ISO 9001 Quality Management System, the world’s most-trusted quality management system.


According to Amy McDaniel, CEO, the awards represent an important recognition from the industry leaders in measuring, understanding and improving the patient experience.

States McDaniel, “Iowa Specialty Hospital is proud of the efforts of its providers and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving these designations. Our success stems from the focus we put on the patient experience and supporting our team in creating a positive experience with the patients we treat.”

These awards and the constant drive to improve patient satisfaction is one of the top reasons that Iowa Weight Loss Specialists partnered with Iowa Specialty Hospital. Congratulations!

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