Spencer Hospital Receives National Recognition for Quality and Outcomes

posted on Thursday, November 15, 2018 in General

In celebrating National Rural Health Day, The Chartis Center of Rural Health and National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health is recognizing hospitals across the country for overall excellence, including Spencer Hospital. Spencer Hospital is specifically being recognized as a top performer for its quality and patient outcomes.

“Achieving top performance in healthcare quality and patient outcomes doesn’t happen without focused attention to excellence,” commented Spencer Hospital president Bill Bumgarner. “I’m proud of our medical staff and healthcare team for the caring and responsiveness they demonstrate each day to provide exceptional care to our patients.”

Spencer Hospital was one of just 14 Iowa small and mid-sized hospitals to be recognized as a top performer in both the quality and outcome categories as designated by The Chartis Center.

“We value the work of the Chartis Center and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health for measuring quality and outcomes, which show that healthcare excellence is being achieved in rural hospitals every day, said Bumgarner.”

The Performance Leadership Awards are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from public data sources, the index aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars to derive a single overall percentile rating for all Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals.

“National Rural Health Day provides the ideal opportunity to spotlight the power of rural and recognize those facilities excelling in Quality, Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We’re thrilled to partner with NOSORH on this program and commend this year’s recipients who are working diligently to provide quality care within their communities.”

Earlier this year, Spencer Hospital was recognized by The Chartis Center as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the nation for the fourth consecutive year.