March 12, 2013
St Vincent Williamsport was recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and IRHA SuiteSTATS as HealthStrong™ Award winner for Excellence in Quality, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.
iVantage Health announced the latest HealthStrong Award™ winners at the annual meeting of the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health held last November in Madison, WI. The HealthStrong Awards are based on The Hospital Strength Index™, a national ratings program developed by iVantage Health Analytics™ to recognize top performing hospitals based on key metrics critical to success in the New Healthcare. The Hospital Strength Index ranks all 4,400+ U.S. general acute care hospitals, including the 1,300+ Critical Access Hospitals. The Index is based on eight performance categories measuring 56 different performance metrics. The Index offers hospital executives, trustees and boards of directors an objective way to measure their relative performance internally and among their peers.
Small and rural hospitals play a critical role in providing efficient and effective healthcare that is on par with its larger urban counterparts. “Rural hospitals have new and difficult demands that can only be managed with better information. The Hospital Strength Index reflects the multiple challenges of running a hospital by incorporating the measures on which the industry has worked to gain consensus and standardization,” said John Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.
iVantage Health Analytics™ is a privately held company serving more than 500 hospitals across the United States. iVantage Health provides comprehensive and objective information products to help hospitals and health systems improve performance our unique approach connects executive dashboards, hospital and system-level market analytics, clinical benchmarking, physician scorecards and off-quality cost analysis to deliver new perspectives for managing under the New Healthcare. iVantage has recently partnered with the Indiana Rural Health Association to support SuiteSTATS, the newly formed analytic engine offered to all IRHA hospital members.
For more details about SuiteSTATS, iVantage Health Analytics, the Hospital Strength Index or to schedule an interview, please call Cindy Large, IRHA Project Director, at 812-478-3919 ext. 229, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the Hospital Strength Index™ and the HealthStrong™ Awards can be found at www.iVantageHealth.com.
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