Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
Susquehanna Health’s Muncy Valley Hospital (MVH) was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics. MVH is the only CAH named to the list from the state of Pennsylvania.
MVH was designated as a CAH by the federal government in July 2001. CAHs are located in rural areas, provide 24 hour emergency care and cannot exceed 25 inpatient beds. There are 1,331 CAHs in the United States.
MVH scored best among critical access hospitals on the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™. The Hospital Strength Index is the first-ever comprehensive rating of CAHs. The results recognize the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals that provide a “safety-net” to communities across rural America measuring them across 56 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.
“We are very excited and proud of this prestigious recognition,” said Ronald Reynolds, President of Muncy Valley Hospital. “It is a tribute to the dedication and outstanding quality of patient care provided by our physicians and service partners, as well as the outstanding support we receive from the Eastern Lycoming County region.”
“Rural hospitals play a critical role in providing needed care to communities across America, yet the challenges are completely different while being as complex as urban hospitals,” said John Morrow, Executive Vice President of iVantage Health Analytics. “The need for enhanced performance and a framework for success are equally important as hospitals prepare for the impact of healthcare reform.”
Susquehanna Health’s Muncy Valley Hospital is located at 215 East Water Street, Muncy, PA. For more information about MVH, call 570-327-8137 or visit SusquehannaHealth.org.
For more information about the HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospital designation, visit http://www.iVantageHealth.com/HSI.
About Susquehanna Health
Susquehanna Health is a four-hospital integrated health system including Divine Providence Hospital, Muncy Valley Hospital, Soldiers + Sailors Memorial Hospital and Williamsport Regional Medical Center located in north central Pennsylvania. Serving patients from an 11-county region, Susquehanna Health is a healthcare leader and has been recognized at the national and state levels for quality of care. Susquehanna Health offers a wide array of services that include cancer care, heart and vascular care/heart surgery, neurosciences including neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, OB/GYN, gastrointestinal services, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, home care, long term care, assisted living and paramedic/ambulance services.
About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage Health Analytics™ is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company serving more than 500 hospitals across the United States. iVantage Health Analytics provides comparative healthcare analytics by integrating disparate market, clinical, operational, and financial data into a single, enterprise-wide platform for executive level business intelligence. For more information, visit http://www.iVantageHealth.com.