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Northwest Specialty Hospital Wins Spot on Newsweek’s Best-In-State Hospitals List


May 13, 2024 [Post Falls, Idaho] — Northwest Specialty Hospital (NWSH) proudly announces its recognition this week as one of the top hospitals in Idaho. This award comes from Newsweek’s esteemed ranking of America’s Best-In-State Hospitals for 2024, underscoring NWSH’s unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional healthcare services to the North Idaho community. Among the five hospitals in the state of Idaho named in this prestigious ranking, Northwest Specialty Hospital ranked third and stands out as one of only two recipients of the CMS Patient Satisfaction Award, further solidifying its reputation as a leader in patient-centered care.


Newsweek, in collaboration with global market research and consumer data firm Statista, meticulously evaluates hospitals across the nation to identify the leading healthcare institutions at the state level. This comprehensive assessment aims to assist patients in accessing the best possible care within their locality, recognizing the vital role proximity plays in healthcare accessibility. The 2024 edition of America’s Best-In-State Hospitals acknowledges 600 outstanding hospitals nationwide, including 50 state lists along with the District of Columbia.


In compiling the ratings, Newsweek considers peer recommendations, patient survey results, hospital quality metrics, and the implementation of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs). This thorough appraisal reveals Northwest Specialty Hospital’s commitment to excellence in healthcare and underscores a deep dedication to effective and personalized patient services built on a foundation of trust and expertise.


Northwest Specialty Hospital is honored to be recognized for its contributions to the healthcare community in Idaho, and remains steadfast in the mission to put patients first. Hospital leadership extends heartfelt gratitude to the patients, staff, and community for their continued support, which has been instrumental in achieving this remarkable recognition. As NWSH looks towards the future, it remains dedicated to advancing healthcare standards and improving the lives of those it serves.

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