Contact: Clark Regional Medical Center Sarah.Alexander@lpnt.net
For Immediate Release:
Clark Regional Medical Center Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health
as a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital
June 13th, 2019 – Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, KY today announced 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 INDEX® 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.”
Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Resources:
The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, as well as the 2019 INDEX methodology, can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.
To learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health or to speak with someone regarding the INDEX and the 2019 Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Clark Regional Medical Center
A part of LifePoint Health, Clark Regional Medical Center is a 79 bed, community hospital which has served the residents of east central Kentucky since 1917. The Medical Center has more than 100 affiliated physicians, over 700 employees, and 100 volunteers on its staff. The hospital was acquired by LifePoint Health in May, 2010 and completed its relocation to a new, $60 million, state of the art medical campus in March, 2012.