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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Dickenson Community Hospital named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the country for best practices in quality

Dickenson Community Hospital named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the country for best practices in quality

CLINTWOOD, Va. – The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has recognized Dickenson Community Hospital as one of the top 20 critical access hospitals in the nation for best practices in quality.

The top 20 critical access hospitals, including Dickenson Community Hospital, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™ for quality. The rankings were recently announced by the NRHA.

The top 20 critical access hospital winners are those hospitals who have achieved success in overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charges and financial stability. This group was selected from iVantage’s Top 100 CAH list, released earlier this year.

The notification sent to Mark Vanover, assistant vice president at Dickenson Community Hospital, from the NRHA states: “The National Rural Health Association considers your organization to be an exemplar of best practices in all of rural health care.”

“It’s an honor to be recognized in this way by the National Rural Health Association,” said Vanover. “Our team members are focused and committed to providing the highest quality of health care to our patients, and it shows every day. I’m so proud of their hard work and dedication.”

Dickenson Community Hospital will be honored at the upcoming NRHA Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City, Mo, and presented with an award for the national accomplishment. 

The NRHA is a nonprofit organization. They base their findings on publicly available data sources, including Medicare Cost Reports, Medicare claims data, Hospital Compare reporting and other related sources.

For more information on NRHA, visit www.RuralHealthWeb.org.