For outstanding performance in patient experience in the hospital’s behavioral health service

Brandon, FL — January 6, 2020 — Brandon Regional Hospital is proud to announce it has been named a 2019 Guardian of Excellence® winner by Press Ganey. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above in Patient Experience.

‘With the huge need for behavioral health services in our community, Brandon Regional Hospital is proud to have its Behavioral Health program recognized as one of the top 5% nationally,’ said Bland Eng, Chief Executive Officer. ‘It reflects our mission to treat all we serve with compassion and kindness, while delivering safe, high-quality and patient-centered care in a healing environment to meet the unique needs of each patient.’

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Brandon Regional Hospital’s Behavioral Health service is the only inpatient program in eastern and southern Hillsborough County. This 25-bed, dedicated setting provides specialized care to help patients who have behavioral health symptoms that are interfering with their daily lives. The hospital is also a Baker Act receiving facility.

‘We are so proud of the Brandon Regional Hospital team for earning this prestigious national recognition,’ said Thomas Stormanns, Regional Vice President of Behavioral Health Services for HCA Healthcare. ‘In addition to offering a comprehensive array of inpatient stabilization services for mood and thought disorders such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder, they continue to add new services like inpatient and outpatient Electro Convulsive Therapy (ECT) to ensure access to the latest treatments.’

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award is a nationally recognized symbol of achievement in healthcare. Presented annually, the award honors clients who consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of Press Ganey clients for each reporting period during the course of the year.

‘We are pleased to recognize Brandon Regional Hospital as a 2019 Leapfrog Top Hospital,’ said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. ‘This demonstrates extraordinary dedication to patients and to the Greater Brandon area communities. We congratulate the board, staff and clinicians whose efforts made this honor possible and know they share pride in this achievement.’

About Brandon Regional Hospital
Brandon Regional Hospital is a 422-bed Statutory Teaching Hospital that is nationally ranked as a Top 100 Hospital by IBM Watson, a Top Teaching Hospital by the Leapfrog Group, a U.S. News & World Report High Performing Hospital in COPD and Heart Failure and a Leapfrog Group ‘A’ ranked for patient safety. The hospital offers a number of specialty services including the Heart & Vascular Center, The Pediatric Center, The Women's Center, which includes the Baby Suites and 22 bed Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and the Comprehensive Metabolic and Bariatric Center. It is part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems.

About Press Ganey
Press Ganey pioneered the health care performance improvement movement more than 30 years ago. Today, Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform built on a foundation of data security, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement. The company works with more than 41,000 health care facilities in its mission to reduce patient suffering and enhance caregiver resilience to improve the overall safety, quality, and experience of care.