Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Point News

St. Francis Memorial Hospital cracks ‘Top 100’ list

St. Francis Memorial Hospital has been named to the list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the nation for the third time in the last four years.
St. Francis Memorial ranked in the top 100 of more than 1,300 CAHs in the United States. It was one of six hospitals in Nebraska to earn a “Top 100” recognition.
“It is a very distinct honor to again be named a “Top 100” critical access hospital in the United States,” said Ron Briggs, President and CEO of St. Francis Memorial.  “This honor belongs to our 260 dedicated, professional and caring staff members. All of us are very proud of this achievement, and the area should be too.” The list is created by iVantage Health Analytics using their Hospital Strength Index, a scorecard that evaluates market conditions, clinical and operational performance, financial and qualitative outcomes.
The iVantage study compares facilities of similar size across the nation that have common resources, common challenges, and common communities they serve.
Top 100 CAHs perform as well or better, overall, than the full census of all U.S. general acute care hospitals.
Small and rural hospitals play a critical role in providing efficient and effective healthcare that is on par with other larger suburban and urban counterparts.  
“Rural hospitals have new and difficult demands that can only be managed with better information,” said John Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.

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