Carroll, Iowa -- St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll was recently among the top 5,000 hospitals nationwide to be ranked as “highest or very high” in overall ratings when it comes to patient satisfaction. The poll released by U.S. News is based on responses given by patients from August 2011 to August 2012. When patients were asked if they’d recommend St. Anthony the ranking was above both the state and national averages, with 81% responding “definitely.”
Protocols the hospital has put in to place include instituting time-out before surgery, controlling pain, and using two patient identifiers. Karen Timm, Vice President for Patient Services says the hospital will continue to find new ways to provide exceptional care and services, and that they are extremely proud of the extra efforts the physicians, nurses, and staff put in to improving patient care.