CCH named a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health
Columbus Community Hospital (CCH) has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, an advisory and analytics firm dedicated to supporting rural and community hospitals.
The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence.
“We are so honored to have received this recognition,” said Michael Hansen, FACHE, CCH president and CEO. “It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our physicians, staff and volunteers, and proof of our hospital’s commitment to providing high-quality patient care.”
Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics. This index leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (inpatient market share, outpatient market share, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives 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.
Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. CCH is one of only two Nebraska facilities to be recognized.
“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 full list of 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals is available at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.