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Eighteen North Dakota Rural Hospitals Receive National Recognition

Nov 15, 2018

In celebration of National Rural Health Day, the Chartis Center for Rural Health and iVantage Health Analytics announce 18 North Dakota rural hospitals as recipients of the 2018 National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) Performance Leadership Awards. The awards spotlight high achievement in the areas of quality, outcomes, and patient perspective. The hospitals earning these awards also reflect top performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

The following North Dakota hospitals receiving this distinction in each category are:

Quality

Outcomes

Patient Perspectives

“We are delighted to see North Dakota rural providers recognized for their continued commitment to performance excellence,” said Lynette Dickson, associate director of the Center for Rural Health. “National Rural Health Day provides the perfect forum for celebrating these rural hospitals as they demonstrate their ability to serve their staff, their patients, and their community, while maintaining an efficient and effective facility.”

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 and community hospitals.

“Across the country, rural providers are under tremendous pressure from a variety of market forces. On the day in which we celebrate the power of rural, it’s wonderful to be able to recognize top performers who – despite the challenges – are raising the bar with regard to providing higher quality of care within their communities,” said Michael Topchik, national leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.