Orange City Area Health System has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.
“We are humbled to receive this designation,” remarked Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System. “It is a true reflection of the skill and compassion of not only our direct-caregiving staff, but also all our staff who support them.”
Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all Critical Access 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.”
Top 100 Critical Access Hospital Resources: The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, as well as the 2019 INDEX methodology, can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][et_pb_column type=”1_3″][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.19.4″ src=”http://kpth130275site.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/CriticalAccess_100_Placard_Blank_HIGH-RES.png” custom_padding=”12px|12px|12px|12px” /][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.4″]
Orange City Area Home Health & Hospice, a department of Orange City Area Health System, recently achieved “We Honor Veterans” Partner Level Four, the highest recognition of the We Honor Veterans program. According to the organization, Level Four “reflects Orange City Area Hospice’s continuing commitment and dedication to ensuring Veterans have access to quality end-of-life care.”
There are only six agencies in the state of Iowa that have achieved Level Four certification, and Orange City Area Hospice is the only Level Four Partner in Northwest Iowa.
We Honor Veterans is a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This pioneering program recognizes the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. Community providers, in partnership with VA staff, help accompany and guide them through their life stories toward a more peaceful ending.
“It is an honor and privilege to walk alongside our Veterans and their families during the last months of their life,” said Lisa Hofmeyer, RN, Orange City Area Home Health & Hospice Manager. “Our commitment includes showing them appreciation for their service, recognizing their sacrifice, providing resources and support unique to their life journey, and encouraging opportunities for healing.”
The goal of the We Honor Veterans program is to care for and honor those who have served when they reach the end of life. By working through the partner levels and participating in community partnerships and collaborations, partner organizations are able to educate, engage, and expand awareness to Veterans and their families, according to WeHonorVeterans.org.
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