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April 30, 2014


Pinnacle Hospital awarded HFAP accreditation
Pinnacle Hospital was awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP), an independent, accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It earned this distinction after HFAP conducted an extensive and objective review of the (hospital, lab, ambulatory physical therapy, etc)’s quality and safety standards.

“Pinnacle Hospital clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality patient care,” said Beverly Robins, Director of Accreditation/Certification Services for HFAP. “We base our decision on federal standards, as well as recognized national standards for patient safety, quality improvement, and environmental safety. Pinnacle Hospital has met or exceeded standards in every case.”

“We’re proud to achieve this prestigious distinction,” said Haroon Ansari, CEO, Pinnacle Hospital. “By awarding us accreditation, HFAP has recognized our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community. In fact, quality is consistently the priority focus in our strategic plans and goals.”

The HFAP is a non-profit, nationally recognized accreditation organization. It has been accrediting healthcare facilities for more than 60 years and under Medicare since its inception. Its mission is to advance high quality patient care and safety through objective application of recognized standards. Its accreditation is recognized by the federal government, state governments, managed care organizations, and insurance companies. For more information, go to:

The Pinnacle Hospital mission of quality, efficient, and unparalleled healthcare, is anchored within a commitment to service. The physicians, nurses, and support staff are not just dedicated to service, they are compulsive about it. Each interaction with patients, family members, and fellow healthcare providers is performed with uncompromising service in mind. The result is attention to each individual's needs, merged with an unrivaled attention to detail.


The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses recognizes the very special work nurses do every day.  The award was established by the Daisy Foundation (see their website for detailed information

In memory of J. Patrick Barnes: Barnes' parents established the foundation in their son's memory, as they had experienced firsthand the skills and compassionate care of several nurses. The award is awarded quarterly to outstanding nurses nominated by patients, families and professional colleagues in over 315 hospitals throughout our nation. Daisy Award honorees personify the remarkable patient care experience at Pinnacle Hospital. The Nurse must demonstrate excellence through clinical expertise, skill and compassionate care. As a Daisy Honoree, the Nurse is recognized as extraordinary role model in the nursing community.

November 2014
Jonathan Forrester, RN receives Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Care

March 2014
Dawn Taala, RN receives Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Care 

August 2013
Sue Heflin, RN receives Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing Care










50 Physican-Owned Hospitals you need to Know...and we are one of them!

Posted: 8/18/11
Pinnacle Hospital (Crown Point, Ind.). Pinnacle Hospital, which opened in 2007, is a partnership between primary care physicians, surgeons and other specialists housed in a 18-bed, 63,000-square-foot facility. It contains the Indiana Breast Center, which has helped diagnose and detect breast cancer through various advanced diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. Pinnacle Hospital also offers unique patient amenities with free Wi-Fi Internet and access to e-books.

Pinnacle Recognized for Quality Care

Posted: 3/28/11
Visit to read what they had to say about Pinnacle Hospital.
Pinnacle Hospital: Physician Owned, Superior Quality Care


Spinal Cord Stimulation as pain management option?

Posted: 1/10/11
Learn more about neurostimulation/spinal cord stimulation..."get the pain relief you need from professionals you can trust"
Visit for state of the art techniques and short descriptions of the procedures offered including spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency treatment, epidural steroid injection, facet joint injection, discography/spinal diagnostic procedures and much more. You will find the answers to many questions our patients ask. You will also find some illustrations to help you understand the procedures Dr. Ramesh Kanuru, Board Certified Pain Management physician performs and links to his "Health-ful Tips" Library for articles and external links to healthy living.