Grape Community Hospital to Join Hospitals Within Alegent Health Critical Access Hospital Network
Release Date: 11/21/2007

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HAMBURG, Iowa– Alegent Health is proud to announce that Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, Iowa will be joining eight other Critical Access Hospitals within the Alegent Health Critical Access Hospital Network as of Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007.

Participation in the Network allows Grape Community Hospital to network and build relationships with other like-sized facilities in all areas of operation within the network, all while having access to additional experts and resources throughout Alegent Health. The hospital will participate in network quality and patient safety initiatives, gain access to additional quality and patient safety information, as well as benchmark its scores against other hospitals in the network.

Alegent Health is the largest not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare system in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa with nine acute care hospitals, more than 100 sites of service, over 1,200 physicians on its medical staff and more than 8,600 employees. Alegent Health is making healthcare better with an exceptional commitment to quality and by providing patient focused care for the body, mind and spirit of every person consistent with its faith-based mission. Alegent Health continues the health ministry begun by its sponsors, Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems, more than a hundred years ago. At Alegent Health, patients and their families find a continuum of care, from women's and children's services, primary care, wellness counseling, and senior care to cardiovascular services, orthopaedics, oncology, physical rehabilitation, home care and behavioral health.