“Ortonville Area Health Services is proud of the efforts our health care team, who together, has made achieving this designation possible,” said Richard Ash, OAHS CEO. “We were excited earlier this year when OAHS was recognized for performing within the top 10% of all hospitals nationwide, however, being recognized as one of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S. takes this excitement to a new level. A national designation like this does not come easily and is a tribute to the commitment of each and every member of our health care team, making a difference each day, to each person we serve. It’s an honor to receive this recognition on behalf of everyone at OAHS.”
Ortonville Area Health Services scored in the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals on the iVantage Hospital Strength INDEX™. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of U.S. acute care hospitals, and the only one to include the country’s 1,300 CAHs. The results recognize that the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals provide a safety net to communities across rural America – measuring them across 62 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency. The list of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and more information about the study can be found at www.iVantageHealth.com.
“Rural healthcare deserves the same performance analysis as all provider performance. It plays a vital role for communities across America, serving nearly 80 million people. The services provided in rural America are similar to those needed in any major metropolitan area, yet the volumes and economic resources provide little economies of scale, making for little benefit from scale. These top 100 Critical Access Hospitals exhibit a focused concern for their community benefits and needs, regardless of scale, reimbursement and people’s ability to pay,” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.
“Our rural hospitals play a crucial role in ensuring Minnesotans have access to high quality care when they need it,” said Lawrence Massa, president and CEO of the Minnesota Hospital Association. “We are proud of Ortonville Area Health Services for its commitment and dedication to providing high quality care to help keep Minnesotans healthy.”
Ortonville Area Health Services
450 Eastvold Ave.
Ortonville, MN 56278
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