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Press Release 3 April 2019

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.