West River named as 2017 Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) out of 1,332 in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

West River Regional Medical Center in Hettinger was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) out of 1,332 in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our communities, while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said Matthew Shahan, CEO

West River Regional Medical Center scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers. It provides the data 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 list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and more information about the study can be found at www.iVantageINDEX.com.

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.

“It’s more important than ever those rural hospitals proactively understand and address performance in the areas of cost, quality, outcomes and patient perspective. iVantage’s INDEX was designed to serve as this industry model,” said Michael Topchik, national leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

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