York County hospital named among best

Alyssa Jackson
  • WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital was named among the best in two categories in Becker's Hospital Review.

Becker's Hospital Review, a national trade publication, recently named a York County hospital among the best in three categories.

The magazine listed WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, located at 55 Monument Road, among the 51 hospitals with the fastest patient aid and among the 45 hospitals with top nurse-patient communication. It also was listed in the top five Pennsylvania hospitals patients would definitely recommend.

To place in the category of fastest patient aid, hospitals needed to have 88 percent or more of their patients report that they "always" received help as soon as they asked for it, according to Becker's Hospital Review website. According to the report, 91 percent of the WellSpan facility's patients reported that they received help as soon as they asked for it.

WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital had 95 percent of survey respondents state that their nurses "always" communicated well. This placed them fourth on a list of 45 hospitals.

Highly recommended: The hospital ranked fifth on Becker's Hospital Review ranking for the top five hospitals patients would definitely recommend in Pennsylvania, with 94 percent of survey respondents saying that they would recommend the hospital. The magazine states the average rate of hospital recommendation was 70 percent.

All data was compiled using numbers from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website, which came from surveys completed between October 2014 and September 2015.

According to a news release from WellSpan Health, the WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital opened in 2012 at WellSpan's Apple Hill campus in York Township. The facility offers advanced orthopedic, spine and neurological surgery procedures as well as inpatient and specialized outpatient rehabilitation services.

“Our patients are our No. 1 priority,’” said Barbara Yarrish, senior vice president of post-acute services at WellSpan Health and president of WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital. “Every day, our dedicated clinicians and staff work tirelessly to deliver exceptional care to every patient, every time. We’re gratified that our patients recognize those efforts, and that they choose us for their care.”