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Press Release

IMH Named Top 20 Rural Community Hospital

Ivinson Memorial Hospital (IMH) was recently named as one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). This is the second year in a row IMH has achieved this designation.

The deter­min­ing fac­tors for the top 20 rur­al com­mu­ni­ty hos­pi­tals were based on eight indices: inpa­tient mar­ket share, out­pa­tient mar­ket share, qual­i­ty, out­comes, patient per­spec­tives, costs, charge, and finan­cial stability.

IMH Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer, Doug Faus stat­ed, This recog­ni­tion is very mean­ing­ful because it is based on more than one hos­pi­tal per­for­mance met­ric and there­fore looks at the col­lec­tive effort and achieve­ment across all depart­ments. By work­ing togeth­er as a team we are build­ing a sol­id foun­da­tion that will pre­pare IMH for the chang­ing health­care envi­ron­ment. The award hon­ors each and every IMH employ­ee and Med­ical Staff mem­ber and it rec­og­nizes IMH’s ded­i­ca­tion to con­tin­u­ous improvement.”

The Top 20 was based on an eval­u­a­tion by The Char­tis Cen­ter for Rur­al Health using iVan­tage Health Ana­lyt­ics’ Hos­pi­tal Strength Index.

About Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hospital
Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal is a 99-bed, non-prof­it com­mu­ni­ty hos­pi­tal ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing high qual­i­ty health­care ser­vices to the res­i­dents of Albany Coun­ty since 1917. Ser­vices include emer­gency, behav­ioral health, car­diac reha­bil­i­ta­tion, car­diopul­monary, reha­bil­i­ta­tion, med­ical care, sur­gi­cal care, inten­sive care, dial­y­sis, extend­ed and fam­i­ly care, as well as a Can­cer Cen­ter and Dia­betes Clin­ic. Ivin­son Memo­r­i­al Hos­pi­tal is affil­i­at­ed with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Col­orado Health. IMH is ful­ly accred­it­ed and meets all stan­dards of the Joint Com­mis­sion (an inde­pen­dent, not-for-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion). IMH is also accred­it­ed by the Cen­ters for Medicare and Med­ic­aid Ser­vices. Learn more at ivin​son​hos​pi​tal​.org.

About the Nation­al Rur­al Health Asso­ci­a­tion
The Nation­al Rur­al Health Asso­ci­a­tion (NRHA) is a nation­al non­prof­it mem­ber­ship orga­ni­za­tion with more than 20,000 mem­bers. The association’s mis­sion is to pro­vide lead­er­ship on rur­al health issues.

About The Char­tis Group
The Char­tis Group® (Char­tis) pro­vides com­pre­hen­sive advi­so­ry ser­vices and ana­lyt­ics to the health care indus­try. Char­tis helps lead­ing aca­d­e­m­ic med­ical cen­ters, inte­grat­ed deliv­ery net­works, chil­dren’s hos­pi­tals and health care ser­vice orga­ni­za­tions achieve trans­for­ma­tive results. Learn more at Char​tis​rur​al​.com.

About iVan­tage Health Ana­lyt­ics
iVan­tage Health Ana­lyt­ics (iVan­tage) is a lead­ing provider of health care ana­lyt­ics and per­for­mance man­age­ment ana­lyt­ic tools. iVan­tage is a sub­sidiary of The Char­tis Group. Learn more at iVan​tage​Health​.com.
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