Each year, Truven Health Analytics, rank the nation's hospitals and for the 11th time, Licking Memorial Hospital made the top of the list.
The annual study rates medical facility's in the medium community hospital category and is based on various criteria.
Licking Memorial Hospital President and CEO Rob Montagnese said, "A lot of it is quality based, there are metrics and measurements of patients safety, there are some financial criteria, and some efficiency, how well you operate so it covers a lot of different areas and so for a hospital to receive this recognition, it has to well really across the board for a variety of criteria. "
Montagnese also says it's a significant accomplishment the entire staff is proud to receive.
"And I think that the level of consistency that we have shown in winning it 11 times in the twenty years it has been given out, really speaks and validates the tremendous work our clinicians and employees put in for our patients. So we are very happy about the award. "
The hospital will continue to strive for excellence and provide the best care possible to its patients.