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GRH named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital for the Second Year in a Row

Hospital news | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Contact: Mardi Ford

Grande Ronde Hospital was notified in April it had – once again – earned a spot on the iVantage Health Analytics' listing of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States.

"We are proud of the efforts of all of our medical staff, our employees and our volunteers who each have a role in contributing to this designation," said Jim Mattes, CEO and President."A strong and independent healthcare system is a crucial component to sustaining the quality of life we all enjoy in our small community. The best way to ensure our system thrives when so many rural communities are in danger of their own small hospitals closing is for all of us to work together."

Grande Ronde Hospital scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage's Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural and Critical Access Hospitals. The results recognize that the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals provide a safety net to communities across rural America – measuring them across more than 70 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency.

"Rural healthcare deserves the same performance analysis as all provider performance. It plays a vital role for communities across America, serving more than 60 million people. The services provided in rural America are similar to those needed in any major metropolitan area, yet the volumes and economic resources provide little economies of scale, making for little benefit from scale. These top 100 Critical Access Hospitals exhibit a focused concern for their community benefits and needs, regardless of scale, reimbursement and people's ability to pay," said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.