Ivinson Memorial Hospital on Top 20 Rural Community Hospital list

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Laramie, Wyo. - Ivinson Memorial Hospital (IMH) was recently named as one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).

There are 2,123 rural hospitals in the U.S. with 811 designated as rural (25 – 200 beds) and 1,312 designated as critical access hospitals. IMH is one of the top 20 out of the 811 hospital designated as rural. The determining factors for this designation were based on eight indices: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charge, and financial stability. The evaluations were conducted by The Chartis Center for Rural Health using iVantage Health Analytics.

IMH Chief Executive Officer, Doug Faus stated, “Ivinson Memorial Hospital is proud of the efforts of its employees and medical staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation. We have made tremendous strides toward our vision of Exceptional Care, and this award validates our efforts. We know, however, we still have areas for improvement and we view process improvement as a continual journey.”

The 20 highest ranked prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals in the country will be recognized at an awards ceremony during NRHA’s Rural Health Innovation Hospital Summit May 10 in New Orleans.

Sheridan Memorial Hospital also made the list. You can see the rest below:

2018 Top 20 Rural Community Hospital winners (PPS)
Avera Queen of Peace Hospital - Mitchell, S.D.
Avera St. Luke’s Hospital - Aberdeen, S.D.
Avera St. Mary’s Hospital - Pierre, S.D.
Baxter Regional Medical Center - Mountain Home, Ark.
Bozeman Health - Bozeman, Mont.
Castleview Hospital - Price, Utah
Cedar City Hospital - Cedar City, Utah
Central Vermont Medical Center - Berlin, Vt.
Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital - Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.
Davis Medical Center - Elkins, W. Va.
Faith Regional Health Services - Norfolk, Neb.
Ivinson Memorial Hospital - Laramie, Wyo.
Major Health Partners - Shelbyville, Ind.
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center - Jasper, Ind.
MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena - Alpena, Mich.
Northern Maine Medical Center - Fort Kent, Maine
Olympic Medical Center - Port Angeles, Wash.
Prairie Lakes Healthcare Systems - Watertown, S.D.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital - Sheridan, Wyo.
St. Peter’s Hospital - Helena, Mont.