March 11, 2013
BRAZIL, IND. – St.Vincent Clay Hospital was recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) SuiteSTATS as a HealthStrong™ Award winner for Excellence in Efficiency, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.
"St.Vincent Clay Hospital is proud to be recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and IRHA for this achievement," said Jerry Laue, administrator at St.Vincent Clay Hospital. "This recognition is reflective of the dedicated and talented associates at St.Vincent Clay and their perseverance to provide quality patient care."
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, Wis. 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 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," said John Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics, Inc. "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."
St.Vincent Clay Hospital is a local health ministry of St.Vincent Health; a member of Ascension Health, the nation's largest not-for-profit and Catholic healthcare system. As a respected and trusted community health partner, the faith-based hospital believes in being person-centered and providing access to high quality health care for all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
Services offered at St.Vincent Clay Hospital are inclusive of bone health, cancer, diabetes care, digestive health, emergency medicine, laboratory, pastoral care, radiology, rehabilitation therapy, respiratory care and surgery.
St.Vincent Clay Hospital
St.Vincent Clay Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital serving the residents of Clay County. The facility provides a full range of healthcare services including a 24-hour physician staffed emergency department, and ambulatory services including general and orthopedic surgery. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission and was designated as a Critical Access Hospital in 2001. St.Vincent Clay Hospital joined St.Vincent Health and Ascension Health in September 2000.
About iVantage Health Analytics
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.
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