DOVER -- For the second year in a row, Union Hospital in Dover is listed among the "100 Great Community Hospitals." The recognition comes from Becker's Hospital Review, a monthly publication of business and legal news for hospital executives in the U.S.

"Being named to Becker's list of the best community hospitals in the nation is a tribute to the hard work, skill, and compassion of our medical staff and more than 1,000 employees," said Carey Gardner, director of community relations at Union Hospital.

Gardner says the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for recognition based on rankings and awards received from iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, CareChex and the American Hospital Association. These organizations gather data and rank hospitals based on their clinical performance, patient safety record, patient satisfaction, and patient outcomes.

Gardner said Becker's Hospital Review does not charge hospitals to be considered for this award nor can a hospital pay to be included on the list. In making the announcement, Becker's said the community hospitals included on the list all have fewer than 550 beds, are non-teaching hospitals, and are located in urban, suburban, and rural areas of the U.S.

"Over the past 12 months Union Hospital has achieved status as a Certified Primary Stroke Center, has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, and is again included on the list of 100 Great Community Hospitals," Gardner said. "This is further evidence that Union Hospital is offering this community a high quality local option for its healthcare needs."

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