Feb 13, 2020 1:02 PM

CCMC recognized as a Top 100 critical access hospital

Posted Feb 13, 2020 1:02 PM
<b>Clay County Medical Center. </b>Photo courtesy the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/claycountymedicalcenter/">Clay County Medical Center</a> Facebook page
Clay County Medical Center. Photo courtesy the Clay County Medical Center Facebook page

CLAY CENTER -- Clay County Medical Center on Wednesday announced it has been named a 2020 Top 100 critical access hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020.

“We are honored to be included in the top 100 hospitals within the U.S.,” remarked Austin Gillard, CEO of CCMC. “It is a reflection of our outstanding medical providers, team members, and volunteers that are dedicated to providing exceptional care to our local communities every day.”

Based entirely on publicly available data, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Utilizing 50 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses performance across eight pillars of performance that span quality, market share, value, and finance based categories. Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally.

“The Top 100 Critical Access Hospital award program reminds us that rural providers haven’t lost touch with their mission and are committed to delivering better quality, better outcomes and better patient satisfaction. It’s a pleasure to be able to not only recognize this year’s recipients, but our larger group of top 100 alumni as we celebrate 10 years of The Hospital Strength INDEX,” said Michael Topchik, national leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals as well as the INDEX methodology can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.