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Walla Walla Hospital Top in the Nation

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WALLA WALLA, Wash.-- Saint Mary's Medical Center was ranked among the top 1% of hospitals in the nation.

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rogers was there today to give congressional recognition and present the plaque to the hospital. Many in the community came out to give their congratulations.

Saint Mary's is one of 49 hospitals in the nation to be recognized for best patient outcome and operating efficiency. This honor is making the Walla Walla community proud.

"I also heard from the staff how much they appreciate the administration, the attitude and the administration talks about what a wonderful staff they have, so I just think it's everyone working together to make this happen," said Representative Cathy McMorris Rogers.

This isn't the first time the hospital is being recognized. Just last year they were named in the top one hundred hospitals in the nation by two separate research organizations.