December 12, 2015
Rusk County Memorial Hospital (RCMH) was nationally recognized with a Performance Leadership Award for Quality Outcomes for patients. iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) announced this recognition for overall excellence in Outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.
The Outcomes category is a measure of quality of the overall clinical results based on patient mortality, patient readmission and patient safety rates within hospitals. iVantage Health Analytics accesses hospital performance in numerous categories for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals. By collecting public data, iVantage generates an overall score for each facility based on three major categories, including risk, performance, and value, of which Outcomes is a contributing factor.
“RCMH staff has worked hard on many quality initiatives for a number of years. We are pleased that our efforts have resulted in a positive impact on quality outcomes for the patients we serve and an improved experience for our patients,” says Charisse Oland, RCMH Chief Executive Officer.
“It has been a lot of change and a lot of work, but we know that when people come through our doors, they are receiving quality care. I am very proud of our staff and of all rural health providers. It is affirming to be recognized by others for our achievements. Thank you for shining a spotlight on these efforts and celebrating the goodness and value of rural health care.”
“These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement. It’s an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face.” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.