Richland Hospital Named TOP 100 Critical Access Hospital
The Richland Hospital, Inc. has been included in the list of Top 100 Critical Hospitals in America by iVantage Health Analytics. Recognition is based on a review of 50 measures including market conditions, clinical and operational performance, and financial and quality outcomes.
The study is a very comprehensive look at a hospital’s operations and outcomes. The 50 measures that iVantage looks at can be divided into three larger categories.
Patient Care / Quality
Results from specific diagnosis are analyzed like: acute myocardial infarction (heart attacks), heart failure, pneumonia, congestive heart failure, surgical care, outpatient care and more. Considerations include: Does the hospital care for it’s patients well? Do patients have good outcomes? If they have surgery, does it go well? It is a very robust group of quality measures that are evaluated.
For this analysis, iVantage looks at the results of a survey that all hospitals must provide to patients to be in complete compliance with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare. This survey, called HCAHPS compares the perception our patients have of us compared to other hospitals. Richland Hospital rates very high on the HCAHPS survey.
This study looks at the costs the hospital has every day to care for patients. It compares that to how much is charged and if those numbers are close together, that helps you become part of the Top 100 by demonstrating good financial management. Richland Hospital charges overall are less than other Critical Access Hospitals around the country.
The achievement of this recognition represents a true team effort by all hospital staff.