Northern Arizona Healthcare once again named top performing healthcare system in U.S., as reported by Modern Healthcare

July 2, 2014

Northern Arizona Healthcare is among the nation’s top performing healthcare systems in the U.S., as reported by Modern Healthcare. The April 21 publication listed Northern Arizona Healthcare in the top 20 percent of small healthcare systems as ranked in a recent study by Truven Health Analytics.

NAH is one of two small hospital systems in Arizona to make the list. Truven evaluated healthcare systems on eight measures to determine which systems had the best clinical performance, highest efficiencies and greatest patient satisfaction.

“Northern Arizona Healthcare’s vision is to be a model healthcare system distinguished by our people, quality, service and dedication to community health solutions,” said William Bradel, Northern Arizona Healthcare president and CEO. “To be named a top performing healthcare system again is a testament to the dedication of our Board of Directors, physicians, nurses and staff who achieve our vision on a daily basis. We are committed to providing excellent healthcare services to our patients.”

Northern Arizona Healthcare provides healthcare services through Flagstaff Medical Center, Verde Valley Medical Center, Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare, Fit Kids of Arizona, Guardian Air, Heart & Vascular Center of Northern Arizona, Northern Arizona Homecare and Hospice, Team Health and Verde Valley Medical Clinic.. The system provides the only Level I Trauma Center and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit north of Phoenix.

Northern Arizona Healthcare serves almost one half of the state and handles more than 150,000 patient visits each year. The organization employs close to 3,000 staff and has nearly 300 physicians on its active medical staff. As a nonprofit healthcare system, Northern Arizona Healthcare is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

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