McPherson Hospital has been honored with 4- and 5-star excellence awards for inpatient services and communication with patients, by a healthcare research firm, Professional Research Consultants Inc.

“We are honored to receive these awards from PRC,” McPherson Hospital president and CEO Terri Gehring said. “They reflect our focus on improving patient satisfaction and we are working to expand this success into other areas of patient care.”

The hospital and its staff were recognized by PRC during a recent Excellence in Healthcare Conference, in Charleston South Carolina.

McPherson earned its 4-star rating because its inpatient services were rated in the top 25 percent for the firm’s national client database. Their five-star rating for patient communication about medications landed the hospital in the top 10 percent of PRC’s clients.

Excellence in Healthcare Awards honor organizations that improve patient care and employee engagement. Scores are based on the results of patient surveys conducted by PRC.

PRC is a national healthcare market research company.