Barnesville Hospital today announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Outcomes and Patient Perspectives, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.
I am extremely proud of the efforts of our physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation, said David Phillips, Chief Executive Officer. Without their hard work and compassionate care to the people we serve, this award would not have been possible.
The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX, the industrys most comprehensive and objective assessment of hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. The Hospital Strength INDEX captures performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and 9 pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.
These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement. On this occasion of National Rural Health Day, Thursday, November 19th, its an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face. said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for Americas 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities
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