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.

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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​rural​.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.