Island Hospital has been named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award honoring rural-hospital performance is determined by iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEXR, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

“We are very proud of this recognition by The Chartis Center,” said Island Hospital CEO Charles Hall. “This is a result of excellent care and communication among all levels of our organization.”

Based entirely on publicly available data, the index is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural-hospital performance, according to iVantage. Utilizing 50 independent indicators, the index assess performance across eight pillars of performance that span market-, value- and financed-based categories. Island Hospital scored in the top 100 of nearly 2,000 small, community hospitals in the U.S.

“The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital award program reminds us the rural providers are committed to delivering better quality, better outcomes and better patient satisfaction. It’s a pleasure to be able to not only recognize this year’s recipients, but our larger group of Top 100 alumni as we celebrated 10 years of The Hospital Strength Index,” said Michael Tochik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Even with the many challenges facing small hospitals, notes the iVantage website, “these top performers are excelling in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers. These groups serve as a benchmark for other rural facilities as they strive to achieve similar results and provide a blueprint for successfully navigating the uncertainty of new healthcare.”

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Published on March 5, 2020