The Chartis Center for Rural Health Recognizes Rural Performance Leadership on National Rural Health Day

November 15, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--In celebration of National Rural Health Day, The Chartis Center for Rural Health today announced the 2018 Performance Leadership Award recipients. Presented in partnership with the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), the Performance Leadership Awards recognize top quartile performance by rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.

The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the data analysis of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX® and signify top quartile performance in either category. The INDEX measures rural providers across 50 rural-relevant performance indicators and is widely regarded as the most objective and comprehensive assessment of rural hospital performance. To view this year’s recipients in each category, please visit: www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals/.

“As the challenges of the rural health safety net have come to the national forefront in recent years, National Rural Health Day plays an important role in spotlighting the unique relationship between rural hospitals and their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We’re delighted to play a role in the national conversation surrounding the rural health safety net, and in recognizing those facilities which are pushing past adversity to improve the quality of care in their communities.”


The Chartis Center for Rural Health conducts ongoing research to identify and assess the impact of challenges facing the rural healthcare landscape. Visit www.ivantageindex.com/research-education2/ to view research and conference presentations including:

Presentation: NOSORH 2018 Annual Meeting (Rural Health Network Development) Presentation: National Rural Health Association 2018 Critical Access Hospital Conference (Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals) Research: Policy Implications for the Rural Health Safety Net Hospital Strength INDEX: 2018 Methodology

About The Chartis Group The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the healthcare industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children’s hospitals and healthcare service organizations achieve transformative results. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities. Learn more at Chartis.com.

About iVantage Health Analytics Based in Newton, Massachusetts, iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage) is a leading provider of performance management, cost reduction, benchmarking, and strategic market planning solutions for hospitals and healthcare systems. Health system and hospital leadership teams across the country rely on the company’s software and services to help them to stay ahead of the curve and achieve or maintain their status as high-performing organizations. iVantage Health Analytics was acquired by The Chartis Group in 2015, strengthening iVantage’s position in the market through significant investment and thought leadership. Visit www.iVantageHealth.com.

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