Tri-County Health Care Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Outcomes.

Tri-County Health Care Receives National Recognition for
Performance Leadership in Outcomes.

Wadena, MN – November 19, 2015— Tri County Health Care announced today it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

“We are proud of Tri-County Health Care staff for their continued commitment to quality patient care. It is our goal to be the leader in exceptional care in rural Minnesota and our commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement is a major part of that initiative,” said Joel Beiswenger, TCHC President and CEO.

The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. The Hospital Strength INDEX™ captures performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and nine pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

This announcement comes on November 19, the anniversary of National Rural Health Day. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America and showcasing the unique health care challenges that rural citizens face. Tri-County Health Care joins the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and other state/national rural stakeholders in celebrating National Rural Health Day on the third Thursday of November.

Approximately 62 million people – nearly one in five Americans – live in rural and frontier communities throughout the United States. “Our rural communities are wonderful places to live and work,” said Beiswenger. “Tri‐County Health Care not only provides quality patient care to our rural communities, but we also pride ourselves in keeping good jobs in rural America. Tri‐County Health Care is pleased to serve as the health care hub of our community, offering our residents an array of primary and specialty care services.”

“These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. On this occasion of National Rural Health Day, it’s an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face.” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.

About NOSORH
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America’s 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality health care services in rural communities

About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage is a leading business analytic and advisory services company a unique combination of technology, content and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new health care. For more information please visit  www.ivantagehealth.com.

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