And during Thursday's monthly Sikeston Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon, the chief executive officer of Missouri Delta Medical Center shared some of the things that make the hospital strong.
"Our hospital's employment and capital investments facilitates community growth and development," said Schrumpf. "A hospital of our size serves as an anchor for business development and expansion. During the economic downturn, we have continued to expand and hire additional staff."
In addition to impacting the economy, MDMC provides more than 25 different services, and earns good marks for them.
"For the entire 2010 year our hospital scored in the 95 percentile for patient satisfaction according to Press Ganey," said Schrumpf. The Press Ganey Data bank consists of almost 1000 hospitals and is the largest independent hospital patient satisfaction surveyor in the U.S. So far in 2011, MDMC is at 91 percent.
MDMC is also expanding, with several recently-added services and others in the works. Schrumpf detailed those for luncheon attendees.
"By this summer, the hospital will have spent over 15 million dollars in building expansion and renovations over the last three years," he said. "Again, these construction and capital investments create additional jobs and economic stimulus to our community."
To hear more about the hospital's successes, challenges and new and coming services, read the June 24 edition of the Standard Democrat.