For the third year in a row, Mercer Health’s Mercer County Joint Township Community Hospital has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Mercer County Joint Township Community Hospital was named as one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States in 2016 and 2017 and also Becker's Hospital Review, 100 Great Community Hospitals for 2016 and 2017.
“In the midst of an evolving industry, it is truly an honor to be recognized as one of the best community hospitals in the nation. We do not take this honor lightly and thank the community for their continued support as we continue to build on our promise to provide local, quality healthcare, quality employment and strong economic support,” shares Lisa Klenke, CEO at Mercer Health.
Mercer Health’s Mercer County Joint Township Community Hospital scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The list of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.
The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective, and Financial Stability. “The Hospital Strength INDEX provides a true benchmark for helping rural providers to better understand performance levels and identify areas of improvement. When we look across the spectrum of rural-relevant INDEX indicators, the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals are establishing a new standard for how to deliver higher quality care to their communities despite an unpredictable healthcare environment,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
“Our strong local communities are a result of strong community services including education and healthcare. Here at Mercer Health we take our responsibility as stewards of community health very seriously. Nearly 2,100 hospital systems fall into the rural category and we are pleased to fall in the top 100,” shares Klenke.
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