Stevens County Hospital receives high ratings

ClinicThe 20 highest ranked critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the country, as determined by iVantage Health Analytics, were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will take place during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in October in Kansas City, Mo.

Stevens County Hospital has been named in the top 20 out of 1,300 hospitals nationwide for best practices in financial stability. It is one of three hospitals in Kansas to make the top 100 list of critical access hospitals and the only one in Kansas to make the top 20.

The determining factors for the Top 20 CAHs were based on ten indices of strength including competitive strength, competitive intensity, market size and growth, population risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives and financial stability. In addition, 60 best practice designations were also given to facilities that have achieved success in one of three key areas of performance, based on iVantage’s tabulation:

  • Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of Hospital Compare process of care measures.
  • Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank on two Hospital Compare HCAHPS measures (“overall rating” and “highly recommend”).
  • Financial stability index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank on a set of balance sheet and income statement financial ratios.

“NRHA is committed to ensuring our members have the best information to manage their hospitals,” said Brock Slabach, NRHA membership services vice president. “In this era of transparency and accountability, NRHA is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these hospitals.”

For a full list highest ranking critical access hospitals, go to https://www.ivantagehealth.com/wpcontent/uploads/2014/04/Top-100-CAHs_Full-List.pdf.

From the National Rural Health Association.

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