McDowell ARH Hospital recognized for excellence in quality and outcomes


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McDOWELL – The National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage Health Analytics has recognized McDowell ARH Hospital among the nation’s top critical access hospitals for its overall excellence in quality and outcomes.

“We are honored to be recognized nationally for our overall excellence in both quality and outcomes,” said Russ Barker, McDowell ARH Hospital Community CEO. “The staff at McDowell ARH strives for excellence and their efforts have been rewarded.”

The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. The Hospital Strength INDEX captures performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and critical access hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and nine pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

“These top performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement,” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.

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