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2011 Baldrige Award recipient Schneck Medical Center wins award for nursing support

SEYMOUR, Ind. - Schneck Medical Center in Seymour is ranked at the top of the “Best Hospitals for Nurses in the U.S.” list from nursing career and education website

The ranking used data from sources including U.S. News & World Report rankings, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Schneck is the only Indiana hospital on the list, which ranks the top 30 hospitals “that offer a quality environment for nurses and their patients.”

“At Indiana’s Schneck Medical Center, nurses enjoy their work so much that satisfaction levels have exceeded the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators standard for three consecutive years,” the website stated. “In addition, Schneck received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, a nationwide honor for performance excellence. One reason was because of its empowered and involved workforce.”

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The website noted that Schneck has a recruitment policy that consults current personnel and enables peer reviewing. This has helped staff turnover at Schneck fall to the lowest levels in two decades.

“Schneck nurses are truly extraordinary. They are shining examples of how maintaining a strong commitment to the tenets of our professional practice of nursing allows us to sustain a culture of excellence,” Amy Pettit, chief nursing officer for Schneck Medical Center, said in a news release. “I am proud of their work and proud to support them as they provide the highest quality of care to our families, friends and neighbors every day.”

The top five ranked hospitals are rounded out by Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in California, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, and Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida.