Cottage Hospital is Top 20 critical access hospital in U.S.
Cottage Hospital in Woodsville was recently named a Top 20 critical-access hospital in America by the National Rural Health Association. (John Koziol Photo)
A letter last Wednesday to Cottage Hospital CEO Maria Ryan said the hospital – founded in 1903 — “merited a Top 20 Best Quality designation” and added that the association considers Cottage Hospital “to be an exemplar of best practices in all of rural health care.”
Ryan said the award “recognizes the hard work and commitment to quality that every one of Cottage Hospital’s staff members, medical staff providers and volunteers have. It also comes on the heels of the award we received last December that recognized the hospital as a HealthStrong Award winner for Excellence in Efficiency. Together, the awards are confirmation of the strides we’ve made turning Cottage Hospital into one of the best rural hospitals in the country.”
Earlier this year, Cottage Hospital, which serves communities in both the Granite State and Vermont, completed the requirements for yet another stage of a federal process for an electronic health-record system and is awaiting final confirmation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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