Columbus Community Hospital awarded Press Ganey Human Experience Pinnacle of Excellence Award®

For Immediate Release

(COLUMBUS, Neb.) – Columbus Community Hospital recently received the 2022 Human Experience Pinnacle of Excellence Award® for Physician Engagement from Press Ganey. This award is part of Press Ganey’s annual ranking of the country’s top hospitals and health systems.

Last fall, the hospital asked local physicians to share their experiences through a survey. In total, 55 physicians completed the survey. As a result of the data collected, CCH ranked in the top 5% of health care providers in delivering patient experience.

“We are honored to receive this special recognition from Press Ganey,” said Amy Blaser, vice president of physician relations and business development. “Excellence is one of our core values and something we strive to achieve daily as an institution. This award is a testament to our physicians’ hard work and dedication to providing high-quality health care to our local community and surrounding areas.”

Press Ganey works with more than 41,000 health care facilities to improve patients’ overall safety, quality and care experience. This is the first time Columbus Community Hospital has received this award.

“By putting their patients first every day, the physicians in our community demonstrate dedication, thoughtfulness and compassion to the communities they serve,” said Heidi Wesch, physician relations representative at the hospital. “They always go above and beyond to provide high-quality care, and work tirelessly toward a healthy outcome and community. We are honored to recognize them as we celebrate this achievement.” 

To learn more about Columbus Community Hospital and the services it provides, visit


Photo: From left to right are Drs. Mark Howerter, Kurt Kapels, John Beauvais and Sabu George.

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