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.