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Barnesville Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership as a Top Quartile Performer

On National Rural Health Day, Barnesville Hospital announced it has been 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 as a Top Quartile Performer, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

“It is an honor to be ranked as a Top Quartile Performer by iVantage Health Analytics and it is especially meaningful to receive this recognition on National Rural Health Day,” said David Phillips, C.E.O., Barnesville Hospital. “It is significant to be recognized for excellence when compared with our peers, other rural hospitals. I want to acknowledge all of our Hospital employees because it is their dedication and compassionate care which make awards like this possible.”

The rankings are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural 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 all rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from more than 50 individual metrics into three major categories and eight pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

“On this important day, as we celebrate the power of rural, it’s great to recognize these top performers who are excelling in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, or operating at a lower cost than their peers,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “These leaders serve as a benchmark for other rural facilities as they strive to achieve similar results and provide a blueprint for how to successfully run a hospital and serve their communities amidst today’s uncertainty and mounting pressures.”

Barnesville Hospital is a critical access hospital, which provides quality healthcare to portions of five counties, Belmont, Guernsey, Harrison, Monroe and Noble counties. More information about the Hospital Strength INDEX can be found at