Intermountain Sevier Valley Hospital was named one of the top 100 rural and community hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The designation is one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence. The annual top 100 rural and community hospitals award is based upon the results of the hospital strength index from iVantage Health Analytics.
“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our caregivers’ daily commitment to providing the best healthcare possible for our patients, while maintaining an efficient and effective hospital,” said SVH administrator, Gary Beck. “And while national recognition is always welcome, the support we have from our community in trusting us to care for their families is our purpose for pursing excellence.”
Hospitals recognized as a top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the index leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. inpatient market share, outpatient market share, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspective and financial stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the index’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly available data sources.
“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, national leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance.”
The list of this year’s top 100 rural and community hospitals, as well as the 2019 index methodology, can be found at ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.