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Rutherford Hospital Named One of America's 20 Best Community Hospitals

Rutherfordton, NC Rutherford Hospital Inc. (RHI) has been named by Becker's Hospital Review as one of the 20 best community hospitals in America for 2010. Community hospitals are defined as hospitals with no or limited teaching programs and 325 or fewer beds. Each hospital included on the list was selected using scores in a number of publicly-available indicators including patient safety, outcomes and satisfaction and by rankings on industry lists, including hospital rankings by Thomson Reuters, U.S. News & World Report and HealthGrades.

Becker’s wrote the following about Rutherford Hospital:
Rutherford Hospital is a 143-bed acute-care hospital providing inpatient, outpatient and emergency services primarily to the residents of Rutherford County, N.C. The hospital was recently named to Thomson Reuters' list of 100 Top Hospitals and to Cleverley & Associates' list of 100 top hospitals based on the value they provide to their communities. Rutherford Hospital also received HealthGrades' Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award in 2009. The hospital provides comprehensive medical services to its community members including cardiology services, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, cancer care, emergency services, women's services, neurology, nephrology, and orthopedics.

No other hospitals in North or South Carolina were included on the list.

David Bixler, RHI president and CEO, said, “When we receive recognitions such as this, I’m most proud that our community has the opportunity to see how others in healthcare view the quality and service we provide at RHI. We’ve shown consistently over the last several years that our results are among the best in the nation. Thomson Reuters, Cleverley & Associates, and Becker’s all are respected national organizations. To have them all validate the hard work our physicians, staff, and board put in is very satisfying.”

Becker's Hospital Review is a bimonthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Our content is geared-toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 15,000 executives, primarily acute care hospital CEOs and CFOs.

Becker’s produces numerous healthcare publications that include Becker’s ASC Review, which provides information on the outpatient surgery field, and also Becker’s Orthopedic & Spine Review. Additionally, Becker’s is known for ranking the 100 best places to work in healthcare. Based in Chicago, IL, Becker’s hold several conferences each year that often focus on business and legal issues for hospitals and health systems.

Rutherford Hospital Inc.
Office of Marketing and Community Relations
Matt Webber, director
Phone: 828-286-5068