Magruder Hospital Awards

The last decade here at Magruder has been really focused on patient care and satisfaction that has led to a remarkable transformation in our delivery of healthcare. Magruder is a small critical access hospital that is technologically advanced and patient centered. All of the services we do offer, they come with a high level of satisfaction and positive outcomes for patients. And for our patients that need more specialized services, we have regional partnerships in place to make sure patients get the care they need.

Magruder Hospital Again Earns 5-Star Rating from CMS

CMS 5 Star RatingMagruder Hospital has once again achieved a five-star rating, the highest ranking possible, for overall quality of care from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). An overall star rating is based on how well a hospital performs across different areas of quality such as treating heart attacks and pneumonia, readmission rates, safety and timeliness of care, and overall patient experience.

Magruder’s rating is notable because it ranks the hospital among the top 10% of hospitals in the state of Ohio.

“Our patients are at the center of everything we do and these ratings show that our team is providing the right care for our patients, in the right ways and for the right reasons: to save lives,” said Nick Marsico, Magruder Hospital President & CEO. “It is gratifying to see that the hard work and commitment of our physicians and healthcare professionals has been recognized as being among our nation’s best. This designation from CMS shows we are delivering on our mission statement of Improving Lives Together.

CMS rated more than 3,000 hospitals across the nation on a scale of one- to five-stars. Medicare based the star ratings on measures that include patient reviews and outcomes and infection rates. Any ranking above three stars is considered to be an above-average score. The government agency created the rating system to help consumers evaluate and compare quality care among hospitals in their communities.

To learn more about star ratings and Hospital Compare, visit

Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval

Joint Commission National Quality Approval

Magruder Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval every time the hospital has been surveyed. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

Most Wired Hospital (Modern Healthcare)

Most Wired WinnerHospitals & Health Networks sponsors the annual Most Wired Survey, which is an industry-standard benchmark study. The survey is designed to measure the level of IT adoption in U.S. hospitals and health systems, and is useful tool for hospital and health system leadership to map their IT strategic plans. Health Forum, an American Hospital Association information company, distributes, collects and analyzes the Most Wired data and develops benchmarks that are becoming the industry standard for measuring IT adoption for operational, financial and clinical performance in health care delivery systems.

Critical Access Hospital

Magruder Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital. This designation was received on December 1, 2002.

Magruder's Laboratory Services

College of American Pathologists

The Laboratory is accredited by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks).

Imaging Services and Nuclear Medicine

American College of Radiology

Magruder's Imaging Services Department is accredited in Mammography by the American College of Radiology (ARC). The ARC awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of its practice. Board-certified physicians and medical physicists conduct evaluations. They assess the qualifications of the personnel and the adequacy of facility equipment.

Magruder's Imaging Services Department and its Nuclear Medicine service also go through routine inspections from the Ohio Department of Health. At the conclusion of the last inspections, both areas were found to be compliant in all areas. Magruder was commended for the effort the hospital and staff have put into developing exceptional operating systems.

Magruder Hospital is a member of the following national, state and regional organizations:

  • American Hospital Association
  • Ohio Hospital Association
  • Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio
  • Northwest Ohio Shared Services

2021 Guardian of Excellence Award Winner

Press Ganey 2021 Guardian of Excellence AwardMagruder Hospital was recently named a 2021 Guardian of Excellence Award(r) winner by Press Ganey, the national leader in healthcare consumer and workforce engagement. Press Ganey recognizes Magruder Hospital as a top-performing healthcare organization, achieving the 95th percentile or above for performance in patient experience in the Emergency Department.

The Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award(r) is a top, competitive achievement for leading healthcare organizations. Presented annually, the award acknowledges hospitals and health systems that consistently sustained performance in the top 5% of all Press Ganey clients.

Read more about the 2021 Guardian of Excellence Award.