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2019 Leadership Award in Quality and Patient Perspective

November 21, 2019

As part of National Rural Health Day, Providence Medical Center announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality and patient perspective. Based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX from iVantage Health Analytics, the Performance Leadership Awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the United States in either Quality, Outcomes or Patient Perspective.

 

“We are honored to receive recognition for the high-quality care being delivered at Providence Medical Center.  Our staff members go above and beyond for every patient, every time and it is thanks to their efforts we are receiving this recognition”, said Jim Frank, CEO of Providence Medical Center.

 

The Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from publicly available data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars of performance. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, the INDEX serves as the data foundation for a number of industry-leading rural recognition programs and legislative initiatives.

 

“National Rural Health Day has come to symbolize not just the vital role healthcare providers play in rural communities, but the dedication and hard work that goes into overcoming the unique healthcare challenges that exist across rural America,” said Teryl Eisinger, Chief Executive Officer, NOSORH. “We are proud of the work of the State Offices of Rural Health, their partners and rural hospitals do to improve care across the nation.”

 

“Each year, National Rural Health Day serves as a terrific backdrop for celebrating the power of rural and recognizing rural providers who continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to delivering quality care within their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be recognizing these top quartile performers in partnership with NOSORH.”

 

Providence Medical Center (PMC) was constructed in 1975 and is located at 1200 Providence Road in Wayne, Nebraska. Since 1975, PMC has expanded to include an education wing, a therapy wing, and an outpatient specialty services wing dedicated in 2000. Today, Providence Medical Center is a Critical Access 21-bed, non-profit hospital which remains one of the best small, rural hospitals in northeast Nebraska, employing over 200 individuals, and providing state-of-the-art healthcare to more than 15,000 area residents.  

About NOSORH

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 57 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 The Chartis Group

The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the healthcare industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children's hospitals and healthcare service organizations achieve transformative results. Chartis has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.chartis.com.

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For more details about The Chartis Center for Rural Health, contact Billy Balfour, at 207-245-6761 or email wbalfour@chartis.com. More information about the Hospital Strength INDEX can be found at www.ivantageindex.com.

 

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