Awards & Distinctions

Recognition for Dedicated Care

Patients are at the center of everything we do at Grundy County Memorial Hospital. For the twelfth consecutive year, the focus on Patient Experience has resulted in the hospital being awarded national recognition for placing in the Top 5% of hospitals nationwide, as measured by patient satisfaction surveys administered by hospital consulting firm Press Ganey. The 2020 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence is awarded to GCMH Outpatient Services.
Recognition for patient experience and satisfaction, as well as patient safety, is evidence that our best practices in health care are appreciated and noticed by patients. GCMH associates regularly celebrate our success, and work hard to improve upon practices and procedures to maintain high standards for patient care. It's all about how we make patients feel when they're in our care - not an appointment, not a number or a "next", but a real person whose needs we anticipate and are delighted when we exceed their expectations. 


Top 100 Critical
Access Hospital  
Nationally ranked for
quality and safe care, solid finances,
patient experience, and market share.
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013
Guardian of Excellence
Press Ganey

Outpatient Services, which includes Lab, Radiology, Specialty Clinic, Surgery, and Therapy Services and Cardiac Rehabilitation         Patient Experience
Top 5% in the Nation
2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Guardian of Excellence
Press Ganey

Emergency Department                Patient Experience
Top 5% in the Nation
Guardian of Excellence, Press Ganey  

Inpatient Department Patient Experience
Top 5% in the Nation
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 
Top 150 Workplace

Des Moines Register 
Iowa Top Workplace program

Employee satisfaction and engagement recognition
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014  American Hospital Association
Hospital & Health Networks
'Most Wired' 
 Awarded for technology innovation that positively impacts patient care.
 2013 Beacon of Excellence
Press Ganey
 Emergency Department  Patient Satisfaction
One of the Top 3 in the Nation
2012 and 2011  Modern Healthcare, Top 100 Best Places to Work  Employee Satisfaction
2016,2015,2014 & 2013 Award of Excellence, Leading Age  Long Term Care

Resident Safety and Satisfaction
 2013  Iowa Health System recognition  Inpatient/Long Term Care  Patient Safety Recognition
2021, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011 Cedar Valley Employer of Choice  Top twenty area employers named for workplace culture and satisfaction, based on employee nominations.  Waterloo Courier
2013, 2012 National Rural Health Association
Top Twenty 'Most Recommended' rural hospital
Awarded based on patient satisfaction with hospital services and patient willingness to recommend GCMH.