Spencer Hospital Named Third-Time Recipient As a Top 100 Hospital

posted on Friday, February 16, 2018 in General

Spencer Hospital has again been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States, earning the designation for the third consecutive year.  The nation’s top hospitals are recognized annually by iVantage Health Analytics, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare analytics.

“Our medical staff and healthcare team strive to provide exceptional care for our patients each day,” commented Bill Bumgarner, Spencer Hospital president. “I’m pleased that the skill and empathy that our physicians and co-workers consistently offer our patients is again being recognized among the top 100 community hospitals in the nation.”

To identify top performing hospitals, iVantage aggregates hospital-specific data for over 50 service and outcome variables across eight pillars of performance to provide an overall hospital strength index. The majority of data used in the study is derived from public sources, primarily the federal government. Areas in which top hospitals particularly distinguish themselves include quality and outcomes; patient safety; patient satisfaction; and costs and charges.

“The data outcomes represent the culmination of an on-going commitment to enhance clinical and business practices over many years that advance Spencer Hospital’s systems of care,” said Bumgarner. “They also reflect the dedication of our physicians and employees to adapt as the healthcare industry changes.  This designation demonstrates that our team performs at a high level, yet also realizes we must continually be open to even better ways to care for patients who place their trust in us.” 

Spencer Hospital was one of three Iowa hospitals recognized in the iVantage top 100 rural and community hospitals.  The other two Iowa hospitals are located in Fort Dodge and Burlington.

“The Hospital Strength Index provides a true benchmark for helping rural providers to better understand performance levels and identifying areas of improvement,” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage. “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.”