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Phillips County Hospital recognized as a 2019 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by Chartis Center for Rural Health


Phillips County Hospital has again been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.

Ward VanWichen, CEO says – “KUDOS & Congratulations to our entire PCH family and team for their day in and day out work and dedication in truly making a difference in our patients’ lives and being leaders in healthcare. We are proud, honored and humbled to be recognized as one of the Top 100 CAHs in the US for 2019 by the Chartis Group and iVantage. On our campus, we all strive each and every day to do different and be better so as to provide quality healthcare right here at home to the people of our community. We thank our wonderful community for all of their support and helping us keep local healthcare healthy.

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the INDEX leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Chare, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital that provides a comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly-available data sources.

“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share, and finance.”


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