White River Medical Center named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

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White River Medical Center (WRMC) has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, according to a press release.

Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength Index from iVantage Health Analytics.

“We are the only hospital in Arkansas to receive this recognition,” said Gary Paxson, CEO and president of White River Health System. “I am very proud of this accomplish and want to thank all of our employees’ efforts to meet this criteria. This is a great honor, and we will continue to strive for recognitions such as this.”

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the index leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. inpatient market share, outpatient market share, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, and financial stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the index’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly-available data sources.

“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, national leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share, and finance.”

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