Hudson Hospital & Clinic ranks in Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in America!
(Hudson, WI) - The 20 highest ranked critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the country are the nation’s best rural safety-net institutions – and Hudson Hospital ranks among the best. The National Rural Health Association recently announced the 2014 highest ranking critical access hospitals based on the Hospital Strength index compiled by iVantage Analytics. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of US acute care hospitals, and the only one to include the country’s 1,300 CAHs.
For the past two years Hudson Hospital has ranked in the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals – and in 2014 has achieved the Top 20 CAH ranking, a significant accomplishment. National Rural Health Association’s Top 20 Winners are the highest ranked (top 20) among the Top 100 CAHs, named by iVantage Health Analytics. “To be in the Top 20 CAH in America is indeed an accomplishment that we are very proud to achieve. This recognition is a reflection of the efforts of our staff, medical staff and care partners on their commitment to the Triple Aim – to improve health, provide an exceptional experience, at an affordable cost for our patients and members. Working together in partnership with each other and our HealthPartners family will help ensure a bright future for Hudson Hospital & Clinic,” says Marian Furlong, President & CEO, Hudson Hospital & Clinic.
Hudson Hospital is one of only a two hospitals to earn this ranking in the western Wisconsin region. Another HealthPartners hospital in this region – Westfields Hospital & Clinic has ranked in the Top 100 CAH ranking for 2014. Hudson Hospital & Clinic scored 97.1. The findings are measured by iVantage Health Analytics™, a healthcare business intelligence and technology company. They released the top performing Critical Access Hospitals as determined by the company’s Hospital Strength Index™. The Hospital Strength Index™ utilizes publicly available data sets to quantify overall hospital performance in ten pillars: competitive strength, competitive intensity, market size and growth, population risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and financial stability. Of these ten pillars, NRHA extracts the three pillars of Quality, Patient Perspectives (Patient Satisfaction) and Financial Stability – and recognizes the 20 highest ranking CAHs qualifying in each, naming them a “Best Practice” hospital in the designated category.
“NRHA is committed to ensuring our members have the best information to manage their hospitals,” said Brock Slabach, NRHA membership services vice president. “In this era of transparency and accountability, NRHA is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these hospitals.” An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in October in Kansas City, Mo. For more information and a complete list of hospitals, visit iVantageHealth.com.
About Hudson Hospital & Clinic
Hudson Hospital & Clinic is a non-profit health care provider located just off Interstate I-94 in Hudson, WI. The campus is designed with the latest technology and amenities to support whole health and healing for patients and their families - including a nationally acclaimed healing arts program. Twenty-five private hospital rooms feature private bath, garden views, guest accommodations and room service for patients and guests. Services include a regionally popular Birth Center, Rehabilitation Center, Imaging Center, cancer care, heart care, neurology, orthopedics and more. Hudson Hospital & Clinic is a member of the HealthPartners family of care.
About the National Rural Health Association
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit RuralHealthWeb.org.
About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage Health Analytics, Inc. is a privately held health care business intelligence and technology company. The company is a leading provider of information products serving an expansive health care industry. iVantage integrates diverse information with innovative delivery platforms to ensure customers’ timely, concise and relevant strategic action. For more information, visit iVantageHealth.com.