Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Centerhas been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation. The Performance Leadership Awards spotlight top performance in the areas of Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.
“Our local physicians, providers and hospital staff work continuously to find ways to improve outcomes for our patients. As Melham Medical Center continues to seek innovative ways to partner with our patients and community to inspire healthy living through quality care, it is nice to be nationally recognized for these efforts. I applaud our team for this commitment to quality”, states Veronica Schmidt, CEO of Melham Medical Center.
The Performance Leadership Awards are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from public data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars to derive a single overall percentile rating for all Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals. The Performance Leadership Awards spotlight top performance in the areas of Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.
“National Rural Health Day provides the ideal opportunity to spotlight the power of rural and recognize those facilities excelling in Quality, Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We’re thrilled to partner with NOSORH on this program and commend this year’s recipients who are working diligently to provide quality care within their communities.”