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Island Hospital was named a national and state top hospital by three companies: Healthstrong, Healthgrades and NerdWallet.

"We are very proud to continue to receive recognition for our high-quality services, patient satisfaction, affordability and more," said CEO Vince Oliver. "These honors come as a result of our exceptional, intelligent and hardworking employees and physicians who do all they can for each and every patient. I promise that the hospital Board of Commissioners and Administration will do all we can to continue to improve the quality of services we provide."

Based on results from iVantage Health Analytics Hospital Strength Index, Island Hospital was named one of the top 547 hospitals nationally. In this study 66 indicators -- organized into three main categories: value, performance and risk -- were analyzed to obtain a comprehensive and objective ranking of performance. According to iVantage Health, organizations earning a Top Hospitals ranking are "leading the way for delivering higher quality care at lower cost." For information, visit www.ivantagehealth.com.

Island Hospital was one of only 10 Washington hospitals, and 447 in the U.S., to be honored with an Outstanding Patient Experience Award, by Healthgrades. Based on 10 measures taken from Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) patient survey data from CMS, Healthgrades recognizes the top 15% of the nation's 4,000 hospitals as providing an overall outstanding patient experience. In naming the award-winning hospitals, Healthgrades emphasizes that these hospitals excel in ways patients value most. For more information, visit www.healthgrades.com.

Island Hospital is Washington's top hospital in patient satisfaction and third in the state for affordability, according to NerdWallet.com. NerdWallet Health investigated the cost of the 100 most common treatments in 47 Washington hospitals using Medicare data to help state residents seeking health services. The company feels that, with 100,000 newly insured individuals as a result of the Affordable Care Act, Washingtonians should diligently research where they can get the most affordable, high-quality care.