Loring Hospital Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital 3rd Year in a Row
April 5, 2019
For the third year in a row, Loring Hospital in Sac City was named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The designation is considered one of the most significant indicators of performance excellence in the rural healthcare industry.
“This achievement is greatly appreciated and confirms our commitment to providing excellent healthcare in a trusting and compassionate manner,” said Rebecca Vosberg, chief clinical officer at Loring Hospital. “Our goal is to always provide the best healthcare possible to the residents of our service area, while maintaining an efficient and effective hospital.”
Loring Hospital scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, being one of 15 hospitals in Iowa to receive this designation. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers and provides the foundation for the annual Rural Relevance Study and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives.
The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures them across eight pillars of hospital strength: inpatient share ranking, outpatient share ranking, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives and financial stability.
In an increasingly complex healthcare world, it’s more important than ever for rural hospitals to be proactive in the understanding and addressing performance in the areas of cost, quality, outcomes and patient perspective.