Ivinson Memorial Hospital on Top 20 Rural Community Hospital List

IMH is one of the top 20 out of the 811 hospital designated as rural.

Ivinson Memorial Hospital (IMH) was recently named as one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).

There are 2,123 rural hospitals in the U.S. with 811 designated as rural (25 – 200 beds) and 1,312 designated as critical access hospitals. IMH is one of the top 20 out of the 811 hospital designated as rural. The determining factors for this designation were based on eight indices: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charge, and financial stability. The evaluations were conducted by The Chartis Center for Rural Health using iVantage Health Analytics.

IMH Chief Executive Officer, Doug Faus stated, “Ivinson Memorial Hospital is proud of the efforts of its employees and medical staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation. We have made tremendous strides toward our vision of Exceptional Care, and this award validates our efforts. We know, however, we still have areas for improvement and we view process improvement as a continual journey.”

The 20 highest ranked prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals in the country will be recognized at an awards ceremony during NRHA’s Rural Health Innovation Hospital Summit May 10 in New Orleans.

Ivinson Memorial Hospital is a 99-bed, non-profit community hospital dedicated to providing high quality healthcare services to the residents of Albany County since 1917. Services include emergency, behavioral health, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary, rehabilitation, medical care, surgical care, intensive care, dialysis, extended and family care, as well as a Cancer Center and Diabetes Clinic. Ivinson Memorial Hospital is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health.  IMH is fully accredited and meets all standards of the Joint Commission (an independent, not-for-profit organization). IMH is also accredited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. For more info go to:  www.ivinsonhospital.org

About the National Rural Health Association
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the health care industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children’s hospitals and health care service organizations achieve transformative results. Learn more at Chartisrural.com.

About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage) is a leading provider of health care analytics and performance management analytic tools. iVantage’s analytics are the basis of continuing thought leadership and insight in the areas of health care policy and research. iVantage is a subsidiary of The Chartis Group, a comprehensive advisory services firm dedicated to the health care industry. Learn more at iVantageHealth.com.