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  • Meade District Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in both Quality and Patient Perspectives

    Meade District Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in both Quality and Patient Perspectives

    Meade District Hospital is pleased to announce 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 both Quality and Patient Perspectives, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

    Meade District Hospital is part of the Artesian Valley Health System, a local nonprofit organization in Meade, KS. Tara Ramlochan, Artesian Valley Health System CEO, shares “I am so excited for our hospital to receive this recognition and be named one of our nation’s top performing rural hospitals in quality and patient perspectives. To receive two top performance awards at one time is a wonderful accomplishment. These awards reflect everyone’s hard work and dedication, we are excited to celebrate this achievement.”

    The Performance Leadership Awards are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX® (www.ivantageindex.com/hospital-strength-index), the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from public data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars to derive a single overall percentile rating for all Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals. The Performance Leadership Awards spotlight top performance in the areas of Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.

    “National Rural Health Day is held annually in November and provides the ideal opportunity to spotlight the power of rural and recognize those facilities excelling in Quality, Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We’re thrilled to partner with NOSORH on this program and commend this year’s recipients who are working diligently to provide quality care within their communities.”

    The list of award recipients is available here:

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    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 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 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. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities. Learn more at Chartisrural.com.

     

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