Becker’s Healthcare recently included Faith Regional Health Services among its list of 100 Great Community Hospitals in 2018. According to the July 23 article, hospitals included in this list have been recognized for their clinical quality, operational excellence, and economic impact on the surrounding communities.
Becker’s Healthcare defines a community hospital as a facility with no more than 550 beds. These hospitals can be both independent or facilities affiliated with large health systems. They also may serve expansive rural geographies or care for small communities outside of large cities. Faith Regional was the only hospital in Nebraska included in this list.
“This is a tremendous honor for Faith Regional Health Services,” says Kelly Driscoll, Interim President and CEO of Faith Regional. “It’s because of the outstanding dedication by the medical staff, nurses, and our healthcare professionals across the organization to implementing best practices and providing our patients with the best possible experience that we are recognized in prestigious publications, like Becker’s Healthcare.”
Faith Regional has received numerous recognitions for clinical quality this past year, including Healthgrades® 2018 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ and being named one of National Rural Health Association’s Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in 2018.
In addition, in a July 26 article, Becker’s Healthcare included Brian Sterud, Faith Regional’s Chief Information Officer, in their list of 90 healthcare leaders under 40 years old as a rising star in the industry. The article cites that many individuals named in that list have been recognized for their innovative approach to patient care and health system improvement, overseeing crucial expansion projects and growing companies.
“I feel honored and humbled to be included with this list of extraordinary individuals from across the nation,” says Brian Sterud, Chief Information Officer at Faith Regional. “None of these recognitions can be achieved without a great team and a great organization, like Faith Regional Health Services. We continue to grow our services and increase the quality of care for our patients across Northeast Nebraska. These awards are simply a byproduct of this great effort.”