Titusville, PA, November
21, 2017 – On National Rural Health Day, November 16, Titusville Area Hospital
(TAH) received an award by
The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH)
for overall excellence in Patient Perspective, reflecting top quartile
performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.
“This award is a true honor. I am very proud of the care we provide
and the level of expertise we offer at TAH. All of our staff strives to
provide each patient with the best possible experience, every time. This
award demonstrates our ability to exceed as a small rural community hospital,”
stated Lee Clinton, CEO of TAH.
The rankings are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics’
Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment
of rural 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 all rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public
data sources, INDEX aggregates data from more than 50 individual metrics
into three major categories and eight pillars to derive a single strength
overall rating for each facility.
“On this important day, as we celebrate the power of rural, it’s
great to recognize these top performers who are excelling in managing
risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient
satisfaction, or operating at a lower cost than their peers,” said
Michael Topchik, National Leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health.
“These leaders serve as a benchmark for other rural facilities as
they strive to achieve similar results and provide a blueprint for how
to successfully run a hospital and serve their communities amidst today’s
uncertainty and mounting pressures.”
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 healthcare services in rural communities.
About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group (Chartis) is a comprehensive advisory and analytics
services dedicated to the healthcare industry. Chartis provides strategic
planning, value-based care, advanced performance, informatics and technology
consulting services as well as leading-edge decision support tools to
the country’s leading healthcare providers. The Chartis Center for
Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance
management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities.
Learn more at Chartisrural.com.
About iVantage Health Analytics, a subsidiary of The Chartis Group
A subsidiary of The Chartis Group, iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage)
is a leading provider of healthcare analytic and performance management
analytic tools. Health system and hospital leadership teams across the
country rely on the company’s software and services to deliver customized
insights on clinical and financial performance, strategic planning, market
assessment and payment optimization. iVantage’s analytics are the
basis of continuing thought leadership and insight in the areas of healthcare
policy and research.