For Immediate Release
Date: December 4, 2016
Contact: Molly Dahlgren-402-426-1464
Memorial Community Hospital & Health System Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Patient Perspectives and Financial Strength
Blair, NE, September 2015 – Memorial Community Hospital & Health System 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 Patient Perspectives and Financial Strength, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.
“We are extremely proud of this achievement and all of the work from our staff, physicians, physician assistants and leaders. Our team at MCH&HS is a group of very talented and dedicated individuals who continually strive for excellence in patient care. We are grateful for the ongoing commitment to excellence from our volunteer Board members and our sponsors. It is an honor to receive this recognition,” said Bob Copple, president and chief executive officer of MCH&HS.
The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, the industry’s 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, it’s 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.
Memorial Community Hospital & Health System has been serving the residents of Burt and Washington Counties for nearly 60 years. The hospital, and its network of outreach clinics and home healthcare services, continues to heal, nurture and promote health by proactively identifying and meeting the needs of these communities. For more information, visit iVantageHealth.com
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 America’s 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
About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage is a leading business analytic and advisory services company a unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new healthcare. For more information please visit www.ivantagehealth.com.
For more details about iVantage Health Analytics or to schedule an interview, please call Amy Weickert, at 207-245-6769 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the Hospital Strength INDEX™ can be found at iVantageHealth.com