2018 PRC Awards


BRMH's Sleep Lab receives the PRC Award for a third consecutive year. This award is given to departments who scored in the top 10% nationally for overall quality care. Way to go Sleep Lab! Receiving the award left to right is Paula Voskuil, Dr. Etson Cameron and Jackie Ellingson.

The Medical/Surgical unit here at BRMH received their PRC Award for providing a high quality of care to our patients. Well-earned recognition to Tammy Verhenkamp and her amazing team!

The Emergency Department here at BRMH is really on a roll this year. They have received the Five Star Excellence Award for Urgent Care, a Statewide Data Completeness Excellence Award, as well as the Excellence in Healthcare Award. Way to go ED Team!

BRMH's Surgical Services team received the award for the amazing quality of care they provide to our patients. A huge congratulations goes out to Michele Koch and her hard-working team for the great achievement!

BRMH's Digital Imaging team is recognized for being a top performer in overall quality of care provided. Because of their hard work and dedication, they receive a PRC Excellence in Healthcare Award! What a great team! 

The Rehabilitation team here at BRMH has been recognized for the overall quality of care they provide! This is an amazing achievement and we couldn't be any prouder of these hardworking individuals! Congrats team!

BRMH Receives Ten Excellence in Healthcare Awards

Healthcare leaders from across the United States gathered to participate in the 2018 PRC Excellence in Healthcare Conference. Black River Memorial Hospital (BRMH) was recognized as a 2018 Top Performing hospital by Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC) earning ten awards. PRC recognizes award winners annually for their achievements in improving patient experiences, healthcare employee engagement and/or physician alignment based on patient surveys.

BRMH departments recognized as a Top Performer include Diagnostic Imaging, Medical/Surgical, and Surgical Services. Other departments earning a five-star award include Rehabilitation, Laboratory, Sleep Lab, Medical/Surgical, Obstetrics and Urgent Care. Four-star awards were received by Medical/Surgical, Obstetrics and Surgical Services departments. The Emergency Department received the Award of Distinction which is given to recognize inpatient facilities and emergency departments that score above the 100th percentile for overall quality of care. These awards are given to hospitals who rank among the highest in the nation.

"We are so proud of our team at BRMH and are thrilled to have been presented with these National Excellence in Healthcare Awards," said Patient and Family Services Director, Kathy Laudon, who accepted awards at the conference. “These awards are proof that BRMH is committed to improving healthcare. It takes years of dedication, determination and hard work to achieve this level of success. I’m proud to be a part of the BRMH team that works so hard to improve healthcare services throughout the Jackson County area.”


Patient and Family Services Director Kathy Laudon received the PRC awards presented by PRC President and CEO, Joe Inguanzo.

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