For the third year in a row, Chartis Center for Rural Health named Duncan Regional Hospital one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States on Vantage Health Analytics Hospital Strength INDEX.
According to The Duncan Banner, the results are the basis of prominent awards in rural health care which advocate for legislative initiatives and efforts.
“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community,” President and CEO Jay Johnson said. “This recognition for three years in a row is truly a reflection of how our medical staff and team members provide the highest quality care we can to our friends and families. We are so honored to be named as one of the Top 100 again this year.”
Based off eight pillars of hospital strengths, the INDEX measures community facilities on cost, charge, quality, outcomes, inpatient and outpatient share ranking, patients perspective and financial stability.
Established in 1977, the DRH created the mission to provide compassionate and exceptional health care while improving the communities health, and The Chartis Center for Rural Health provided analysis to health care communities and awarded DRH with the honor.
“The Hospital Strength INDEX provides a true benchmark for helping rural providers to better understand performance levels and identify areas of improvement,” national leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health Michael Topchik said. “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 health care environment.”
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