iVantage names Top 100 critical access, rural and community hospitals

Healthcare analytics and decision support tool provider iVantage released the names of its Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the U.S. Monday at the National Rural Health Association's 39th Annual Rural Health Conference.

The list of this year's top rural healthcare providers also expands upon research from the "2016 Rural Relevance Study: Vulnerability to Value" report, which was published in February.

The top 100 hospitals named on each list outperform their peers across each pillar of the Hospital Strength INDEX, including quality and outcomes, patient and safety satisfaction and costs and charges measures. For instance, the median rural hospital earned an overall score of 50, which is considerably lower than the median Top 100 hospital score of 95.

"Measuring performance is central to improving the quality of healthcare and the performance of these top hospitals shows that, while greatly challenged, health leaders in rural [areas] can excel in the transition from volume to value," said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage.

The NRHA will invite the top 20 rural and community hospitals to Minneapolis to receive a special recognition, and the top 20 CAHs will be recognized at the organization's Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City, Mo., in September.

To access the 2016 top performers and the Rural Relevance Study, click here.



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