Community Medical Center Named Top 20 Critical Access Hospital by NRHA in 2018
The National Rural Health Association recognizes the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals from a list of the Top 100 CAHs as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The 20 overall winners (in the quality and patient satisfaction categories) have achieved success based on the Hospital Strength Index. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers. It provides the data foundation for the annual Rural Relevance Study and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives.
“This achievement is very gratifying. We work hard to provide the best health care possible while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said Ryan Larsen, hospital administrator. “While the most important feedback we get is in the lives in our patients and their families, it is nice to have an outside voice tell us we are doing well. I’m very proud of our staff.”
Community Medical Center Named as Top 100 Critical Access Hospital 3 years in a row
Community Medical Center in Falls City, Nebraska was named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health in 2018 and 2017. The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures them across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspectives, and Financial Stability.
Community Medical Center awarded Performance Leadership Honor for Quality and Patient Perspectives
Community Medical Center in Falls City, Nebraska was named as an industry leader by National Organization of the State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). The Performance Leadership Awards are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX. Leveraging data from public data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars to derive a single overall percentile rating for all Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals. The Performance Leadership Awards spotlight top performance in the areas of Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective. CMC earned honors in Quality and Patient Perspectives for 2018!
Community Medical Center earns the Hurst Gold Standard Award
Community Medical Center’s nursing staff has recently been awarded the Hurst Gold Standard award for 2017! This award acknowledges the significant contribution nurses make to excellence in health care every day.This award is a meaningful tribute to nurses. The heart and cross recognize that, as the primary providers of patient care, nurses are the heart of healthcare. The hand symbolizes nursing’s caring, hands-on work that touches lives every day, and the circle represents nursing’s important role in the continuity of quality care.
Hurst Ratings and Analytics is dedicated to collecting and analyzing key hospital quality indicators directly impacted by nurses in the provision of nursing care. The Hurst Ratings and Analytics team collects data quarterly from the most recent, publically available, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data published by the centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The performance measures that they analyze include: Nurse Communication, Responsiveness, Pain Management, Medication Communication, Care Transitions and Discharge Information.