For the fifth year in a row, Jamestown Regional Medical Center has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals within the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
“This achievement is very gratifying and validates JRMC’s commitment to being the best rural hospital for patients to receive care, employees to work and providers to practice,” said JRMC Chief Executive Officer K.C DeBoer.
Across the United States, 1,332 hospitals qualify as a Critical Access Hospital (CHA), a designation Congress created in 1997 to improve healthcare access in rural areas. JRMC has maintained its critical access designation since 2009.
JRMC scored in the Top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. To be named to the Top 100 hospital list means the hospital outperformed its peers on each pillar of the hospital INDEX measure. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers, and measures hospitals across eight areas of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspectives, and Financial Stability.
The INDEX measurement was designed as a model and analysis for critical access hospitals to model and measure their performance.
JRMC Chief Nursing Officer Trisha Jungels said that JRMC works to exceed industry standards, and one example of that is exceptional patient care.
“JRMC may be a small facility, but we offer big results. Every employee – from doctors and nurses to therapists, techs and admissions clerks – is a piece of the patient experience,” Jungels said. “We are grateful for them.”
JRMC has most recently won this award in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018.