Baptist Medical Center Clay and Baptist Oakleaf ERs receive national 2021 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Awards®

The emergency departments at Baptist Clay and Baptist Oakleaf have been named 2021 Guardian of Excellence Award® winners by Press Ganey, the national leader in healthcare consumer and workforce engagement.

Press Ganey recognizes top-performing healthcare organization achieving the 95th percentile or above for performance in patient experience, which is measured by consumer ratings and how likely they are to recommend the medical center to others.

“We thank the community for trusting us with their emergency care. This honor is a result of survey feedback from our patients who gave us high ratings for our level of care,” said Darin Roark, hospital president for Baptist Medical Center Clay. “Our team members live and work right here in Clay County – so it’s truly neighbor taking care of neighbor. This award is great recognition of the amazing service our teams provide 24/7.”

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® is a preeminent, competitive achievement for leading healthcare organizations. Presented annually, the award applauds hospitals and health systems that consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients.

“Press Ganey is honored to recognize Baptist Clay and Oakleaf ERs as one of the nation’s leaders in patient experience,” said Patrick T. Ryan, chairman and chief executive officer, Press Ganey. “This award reflects an unwavering commitment to earn the trust and loyalty of patients throughout unimaginable challenges. We are humbled by Baptist Health’s incredible efforts, and their ability to adapt to imperatives of COVID-19 on top of the increasing demand for consumerism in healthcare.”