UAB affiliate selected among 100 Great Community Hospitals

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Becker’s Hospital Review has named Baptist Medical Center East in Montgomery — an affiliate of the UAB Health System — one of 100 Great Community Hospital nationwide.

The list is based on quality of care and service to community. The hospitals selected to the list have fewer than 550 beds, minimal teaching programs and are often located in rural areas as the only hospitals in their communities.

Baptist Medical Center East is a 150-bed acute-care hospital. It offers general and surgical services and specialized services, including orthopedics and peripheral vascular services. The hospital includes a Level II neonatal intensive care unit, a therapy center for inpatients and outpatients, the Baptist Breast Health Center, a sleep disorders center and an endoscopy center. Baptist Medical Center East was recognized by Truven Health Analytics on its 100 Top Hospitals list for 2013.

The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected the community hospitals list based on ranking and awards from iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades and The Joint Commission.