MCMH recognized as a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

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Montgomery County Memorial Hospital Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital
March 8, 2019 – Montgomery County Memorial Hospital today announced it has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Acess Hospitals in the United States by The National Rural Health Associations Rural Health Policy Institute and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospital award is based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.
“At MCMH, our culture of excellence creates an expectation that everyone in the organization be committed to excellence while utilizing their gifts and talents to serve the mission and purpose of our organization. The Board of Trustees are very thankful for this well-deserved recognition and for having  staff that expect to be the best while staying humble and hungry to work harder than anyone else for the good of our patients. We are extremely proud of our entire staff with their collective mindset that expects great things to happen during challenging and rapidly changing times in healthcare. This prestigious recognition fulfills the MCMH Vision of being the “Proven Regional Leader in Improving Health,” said Kevin Cabbage, MCMH Board Chairman.
Now in its ninth year, the INDEX leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength including Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Chare, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly-available data sources.
“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 Hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance.”
Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Resources:
The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, as well as the 2019 INDEX methodology, can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.
To learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health or to speak with someone regarding the INDEX and the 2019 Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at wbalfour@ivantagehealth.com.