Penn Highlands Elk Wins National Excellence Award for Inpatient Behavioral Health

Recently, Penn Highlands Elk received the Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence award for its Inpatient Behavioral Health performance.

The Guardian of Excellence is given to organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or higher for the composite overall rating for each reporting period during the award year. “For further context, PH Elk is only one of 22 facilities in our entire database to receive this award for Inpatient Behavioral Health performance—an amazing accomplishment to say the least,” said Press Ganey’s Chicago-based Regional Director, Ryan Brogan.

Press Ganey Associates is a healthcare company measuring patient satisfaction at more than 40,000 healthcare organizations around the country. Says Brad Chapman, president at Penn Highlands Elk, “We recognize the exceptional work of our staff at our Generations unit. Providing high-quality, skillful care to our patients in an environment that’s therapeutic to them is an important part of our mission at Penn Highlands Elk. We have a great team and appreciate their hard work deserving of this national award.”

Generations services include but are not limited to psychiatric assessment, recreational therapeutic activities, family and patient education and support, 24-hour nursing care, and more. Learn more about the Generations unit at Penn Highlands Elk by calling 814-788-8000 or visiting