WINCHESTER, Ky. — Clark Regional Medical Center announced Monday it has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength Indexa from iVantage Health Analytics.
“At Clark Regional, we share LifePoint Health’s commitment to making communities healthier, and we recognize this is supported by the quality care being provided to our patients by our employees and providers,” said Aphreikah DuHaney-West, CEO of Clark Regional. “Our top priority is to provide world class healthcare close to home, and we are honored to be recognized as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital.”
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.”