Ashley County Medical Center Receives Gold Standard of Excellence in Nursing Award

Crossett, ArkansasHurst Ratings and Analytics has recognized the nursing staff at Ashley County Medical Center with The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award for achieving excellence in quality nursing, which significantly contributes to the hospital’s overall patient satisfaction rating.

“Being recognized with The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award is an honor for our nursing staff and hospital,” says Phillip Gilmore, CEO of Ashley County Medical Center. “It demonstrates the level of dedication and commitment to quality patient care that our patients, their families, and the community can expect at Ashley County Medical Center.”

Nurse communication directly impacts outcomes and hospital patient satisfaction ratings. Hurst Ratings and Analytics reviews key quality indicators from HCAHPS surveys specific to hospital nursing services in the categories of nurse communication, staff responsiveness, medication communication, pain management, discharge information, and care transition.

The Hurst Gold Standard of Nursing Award is given to hospital nursing staffs that achieve top tier weighted scores, significantly above the national average on these performance measures.

“Nurses make up the majority of hospital staff and are the primary providers of patient care in our hospital,” says Emily Bendinelli, Ashley County Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer. “Around the clock, they not only attend to patients’ clinical needs, they are there supporting patients and their families emotionally as well. It is wonderful that nurses are being celebrated and we are grateful to Hurst for honoring our staff with this special award.”

“As experienced nurses, we know the hard work and dedication it takes to achieve the highest standards of patient care,” says Marlene Hurst, RN MS CCRN ANP-C, founder of Hurst Review Services. “Our congratulations to the nursing staff, and we hope to see your great work continue.”

About Hurst Ratings and Analytics

Hurst Ratings and Analytics,, tracks performance measures specific to nursing dimensions that impact the patient experience. The data is compiled quarterly from recent publicly available Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For more information, watch the introductory video and visit the Hurst Ratings and Analytics at

Hurst Ratings and Analytics is a division of Hurst Review Services, founded in 1988 by Marlene Hurst and has grown to be a leading NCLEX® review service that has helped hundreds of thousands of nursing students, in the United States and Canada, pass their state board exam on the first attempt.

About Ashley County Medical Center

Ashley County Medical Center (ACMC) located in Crossett, Arkansas, is a critical access hospital that serves one of the largest counties in Arkansas, encompassing more than 940 square miles. The mission of the center is to promote good health and provide quality healthcare in a caring and compassionate manner with qualified staff. ACMC is committed to provide the resources for continuous quality improvement, continuously expand needed healthcare services, and recruit the healthcare professionals who best meet community needs. Visit the Ashley County Medical Center.

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