Brentwood, Tenn. (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
Three QHR client hospitals have been named among iVantage Health Analytics' 2014 HEALTHSTRONG™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, including Gifford Medical Center (Randolph, VT), Huron Regional Medical Center (Huron, South Dakota) and Steele Memorial Medical Center (Salmon, ID).
The iVantage Hospital Strength Index™ is a nationwide hospital rating system that evaluates U.S. general acute care hospitals using a balanced scorecard to measure market strength, population growth, value-based purchasing, qualitative factors and financial measures that project sustainability.
The results recognize that the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals provide a healthcare safety net to communities across rural America – measuring the hospitals across 66 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency.
"Hospitals are being challenged like never before to maintain their performance," said Jeff Hill, CEO of Steele Memorial Medical Center. "It is an honor for us to receive this award and serve as a role model for other hospitals."
"Community hospitals are vital to the health of millions of individuals throughout America," said QHR President and CEO James L. Horrar. "We are proud of our client hospitals' efforts to achieve the distinction as three of the nation's top Critical Access Hospitals."
The hospitals named have scored in the Top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on the iVantage Hospital Strength INDEX™. The list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and more information about the study can be found at http://www.iVantageHealth.com.
About QHR (Quorum Health Resources)
QHR (Quorum Health Resources) has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. QHR is the market leader in hospital management, serving more than 700 hospitals over the past 3 decades. As a consulting resource, QHR is consistently ranked among the top healthcare consulting firms in the nation, and the QHR Learning Institute reaches nearly 15,000 healthcare professionals each year. For more information, go to http://www.qhr.com.