Magruder Hospital was recently named one of the iVantage Healthstrong Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. The hospital earned this same top designation last year.
"Magruder is proud to have earned this designation again. It speaks volumes of the efforts, talents and vision of our physicians and staff,” said Todd Almendinger, Magruder's President & CEO. “The data compiled to generate this designation is a direct comparison of metrics hospitals are required to report to Medicare for 66 difference performance indicators. That means they are looking at everything we do, not just our patient satisfaction, but our outcomes and quality, and even affordability. These are the things we strive to succeed with, because these are the things that matter to patients."
The iVantage Hospital Strength Index is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of US acute care hospitals, and the only one to include the country’s 1,332 CAHs. Earlier in the year, Magruder was also notified that among all hospitals in the nation, large or small, not just critical access, it is in the top tier of performance, and was acknowledged for both accomplishments.
“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 John Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.
According to the Index, the top 100 CAHs perform as well as or better than the full population of all U.S. acute care hospitals.