History, Achievements, and Awards
In the early 1900’s, Harvey Gray, a prominent Tyrone businessman, had a vision—to build a hospital to care for the people of Tyrone and surrounding areas. When Mr. Gray passed away and his last will and testament was filed, it was found that he directed some income from certain investments to go toward maintaining a general hospital in Tyrone. When Harvey’s widow, Adda, died fifteen years later, their combined bequests provided $150,000 of “seed money” to establish Tyrone Hospital. The Tyrone Borough Water Department provided the location, donating nearly 17 acres of wooded land west of the Laurel Ridge. The people of Tyrone realized the Gray’s vision of a community hospital over a period of years. Numerous community residents, businesses, and social and civic organizations donated time and funds to support the construction of the hospital. A contribution was also made by Tyrone’s famous son, Fred Waring, who gave a concert in Tyrone to benefit Tyrone Hospital.
On September 20, 1954, Tyrone Hospital opened its doors and accepted its first patient. Over the years, the hospital has grown to bring personalized health care not only to the residents of Northern Blair County, but also to communities in neighboring counties. That growth has included state of the art medical equipment, an expanded range of services, primary care physician offices in several communities across the area and a diverse medical staff.
In June, 2014 leaders at Tyrone Hospital announced a new name and the creation of Tyrone Regional Health Network (TRHN), a new name that better described the collaborative, community-based healthcare offered through the hospital and all its affiliates across the region.
Awards & Achievements
- Tyrone Hospital is currently on the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s honor roll of healthcare facilities achieving greater than 90% administration of influenza vaccine to employees.
- 2014-2015 Certificate of Excellence from Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition for administering the influenza vaccine to ninety-three percent of its workforce.
- 2014 Achievement Award for Community Benefit Innovation from The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP)
- 2013-2014 Certificate of Excellence from Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition for administering the influenza vaccine to ninety-four percent of its workforce.
- 2013 Louis A. Ditzel Jr. Award for Quality Improvement in Rural Health from the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health.
- 2013 Honorable Mention, National Rural Health Resource Center Award for Excellence and Innovation in Community Engagement.
- 2011 Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Inductee
- 2011 Recognized by Highmark QualityBLUE Lite Program for achieving the maximum score of 100% in meeting evidence based clinical standards of care for pneumonia patients.
- 2016 Tyrone Hospital was voted “Best” in three categories in the Daily Herald newspaper’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Best Hospital: Tyrone Hospital, Best Nurse: Penelope Nale, RN, Tyrone Hospital Emergency Department and Best Fitness Center: Tyrone Fitness and Wellness Center.
- 2017 Tyrone Regional Health Network/Tyrone Hospital was voted “Best” hospital in the Daily Herald newspaper’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
- A 2017 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award® winner for outstanding performance in Patient Experience. The Guardian of Excellence Award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have consistently achieved the 95th percentile or above in certain areas of performance.
- 2017 Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality and Patient Perspective reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.
- 2018 Tyrone Regional Health Network was voted “Best”in several categories in the Daily Herald newspaper’s Readers’ Choice contest. Awards were as follows: Best Hospital: Tyrone Hospital – for the third consecutive year, Best Doctor: Jerome DeJulia, M.D. (provides services at Tyrone Rural Health Center and Pinecroft Medical Center), Best Nurse: Beth Roland, RN of Tyrone Hospital, Best Physical Therapist: Wesley Furry, DPT, Best Rehab Facility: Apex Rehab Solutions (TRHN’s therapy provider).
- 2019 Tyrone Regional Health Network was voted “Best” in several categories in the Daily Herald newspaper’s Readers’ Choice contest. Awards were as follows; Best Hospital: Tyrone Hospital, Best Doctor: Jerome DeJulia, M.D., Best Nurse: Beth Dietrick, RN, Best Rehab: Apex Rehab at Tyrone Hospital, Best Physical Therapy: Apex Rehab at Tyrone Hospital, Best Physical Therapist: Wesley Furry, DPT, Apex Rehab at Tyrone Hospital.
- 2020 Tyrone Hospital received the Patient Safety Authority (PSA) Executive Director’s Choice Award in the annual I AM Patient Safety contest. The PSA’s annual contest recognizes Pennsylvania healthcare workers exhibiting outstanding dedication to patient safety. Tyrone was selected for the award in recognition of the extraordinary work of the hospital’s Surgical Infection Reduction Team. The team, consisting of staff from the operating room, housekeeping, patient safety, infection prevention and maintenance departments, collaborated on a project to reduce surgical site infection in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty surgery (hip replacement). By addressing various opportunities for improvement, the infection rate for total hip arthroplasties decreased from 4.1% to 0%.