Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana, has been recognized for overall excellence in outcomes and financial strength with a top quartile performance as compared to all acute care hospitals in the country.
The announcement was made on National Rural Health Day, Nov. 19, by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH).
“This recognition is good news for the people in our community who have entrusted us with their care for more than 65 years,” said Karen Gorby, Mercy Memorial Hospital administrator. “This reinforces the high level of care that we provide. We take our role seriously as the community’s primary healthcare provider, and we continue to invest in relationships, expertise and technology.”
Gorby said the hospital achieved this level of success by maintaining strong support of local partners such as the Mercy Memorial Hospital Association, while also being part of the Mercy Health system.
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 quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement. It’s an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face.” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America’s 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities
Submitted by Community Mercy Health Partners.