On March 27, "Becker's Hospital Review" released their 2013 annual list of "100 Great Hospitals" and Pocono Medical Center (PMC) is among them.

In announcing the list they said, "these organizations continually improve upon themselves and are innovators for medical treatments, research, technology, and care delivery." They went on to explain that "to develop this list, the 'Becker's Hospital Review' editorial team accepted nominations, conducted research and considered other reputable hospital ranking scores such as 'U.S. News & World Report,' Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals, HealthGrades, Magnet Recognition by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Studer Group and Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients."

"Our team has clearly continued to demonstrate its commitment to providing high-quality care, treatment, and services," said Kathleen E. Kuck, President and CEO of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center. "This national recognition acknowledges our mission to provide world-class care, close to home." PMC is one of eight hospitals from Pennsylvania being recognized.

Within the past year, PMC received many notable awards including The Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer, Most Wired – Small and Rural by "Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine" for technological advancements in patient care, and the Nursing Department National Recognition from VHA, Inc. for leading practice blueprint in preventing pressure ulcers in patients. PMC was also recently recognized by "Becker's Hospital Review" with being named to the 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs.

To learn more about the annual list, please visit www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/100-great-hospitals-in-america-2013/... or PoconoHealthSystem.org.