Frye Recognized for Providing Outstanding Inpatient Experience 


Frye Regional Medical Center has been recognized for service excellence under the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital Program.SM This distinction acknowledges a strong commitment by Frye Regional Medical Center to provide “An Outstanding Inpatient Experience.” Frye Regional Medical Center was previously recognized in 2005, 2006 and 2008.

“These findings demonstrate continued distinguished performance by Frye Regional Medical Center,” said John Clark, director of the healthcare practice at J.D. Power and Associates. “Patients rated their experiences at a level that is among the highest nationwide. It’s an accomplishment that reflects well on the quality of patient care at Frye.”

The service excellence distinction was determined by surveying recently discharged patients about their perceptions of their hospital visit and comparing the results to the national benchmarks established in the annual J.D. Power and Associates National Hospital Service Performance Study.SM

The telephone-based research conducted among Frye Regional Medical Center patients focuses on the five key drivers of patient satisfaction with their overall inpatient experience. These drivers, which were identified in the national study, are speed and efficiency; dignity and respect; comfort; information and communication; and emotional support.

Frye Regional Medical Center exceeds the national benchmark study score for inpatient satisfaction and performs particularly well, compared with the national study, in providing patients with dignity and respect. The hospital receives particularly high ratings for the respect for patient privacy and courtesy of the nurses.

The hospital also performs well in providing patients with comfort, particularly for concern for continued recovery and well-being and concern for comfort during procedures.

Sixty-seven percent of Frye Regional Medical Center patients surveyed say they would likely return to the facility if needed, while 61 percent say they would recommend the facility to friends and family.

Nongovernmental, acute-care hospitals throughout the nation are eligible for the J.D. Power and Associates Distinguished Hospital recognition for inpatient, maternity, cardiovascular, emergency and outpatient services. Distinction is valid for one year, after which time the hospital may reapply for this recognition.

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